Caradocia Laing,

Rendón-Mera, Diana Isabel, Serna, Francisco & Burckhardt, Daniel, 2017, Generic synopsis of the jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea) from Colombia, Zootaxa 4350 (3): -1

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Caradocia Laing


Caradocia Laing 

( Figs 18View FIGURES 10 – 27, 80View FIGURES 77 – 80)

Diagnosis: Head deflexed, almost at right angle to longitudinal body axis, considerably wider than mesoscutum; vertex strongly concave posteriorly; lateral ocelli raised on tubercles situated inwards from latero-posterior margin, almost in line with the inner margin of antennal insertions ( Fig. 18View FIGURES 10 – 27); occipital sclerite very broad so eyes appear stalked; genal processes conspicuous, longer than vertex length, adpressed apically. Antennae 4.3–5.5 times head width; segment 8 the longest; terminal setae subequal and shorter than segment 10. Forewing broadly rounded apically; pterostigma rudimentary or absent; cell m1 long and narrow. Metacoxa with narrow and pointed meracanthus; metatibia with a small genual spine and an apical crown of spurs; metabasitarsus with two apical spurs. Male proctiger with posterior lobe in the two basal thirds, apically narrow and cylindrical. Female terminalia cuneate.

Biology and damage: Unknown.

Host-plants: Tapirira guianensis  ( Anacardiaceae  ) reported for Caradocia longiantennata White & Hodkinson (Burckhardt & Queiroz 2012)  .

Distribution: Central and South America ( Hodkinson 1989).

Remarks: This is the first record of the genus in Colombia.

Examined material: Caradocia  sp.: Meta: 1 (female), PNN Sierra de La Macarena, Casino, 3°21’N, 73°56’W, 490 m, 10–20-Apr-2004, on Malaise (W. Villalba), IAvH-E.