Limataphalara Hodkinson,

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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Limataphalara Hodkinson


Limataphalara Hodkinson 

( Figs 12View FIGURES 10 – 27, 39, 40View FIGURES 37 – 46. 37 – 38, 59View FIGURES 59 – 70, 77View FIGURES 77 – 80)

Diagnosis: Vertex shorter than half its width; lateral ocelli adjacent to eye; occipital sclerite developed at anterior half of eye ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 10 – 27, arrow); genal process absent. Antenna 1.0–1.2 times as long head width, segment 3 the longest; terminal setae longer than segment 10, subequal, pointed. Clypeus small, pear-shaped. Mesoscutellum and metascutellum raised, knob-like ( Fig. 59View FIGURES 59 – 70). Forewing oblong-oval; well developed pterostigma and costal break; anal break adjacent to apex of vein Cu1b; veins R and M+Cu1 subequal, vein R almost straight; cell cu1 much larger than m1; marginal vein and apices of veins Rs, M1+2, M3+4 and Cu1a conspicuously lighter than rest of veins and membrane. Meracanthus short, stout and apically rounded; area beneath the meracanthus forming a rounded swelling ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 37 – 46. 37 – 38); metafemur apically and sometimes metatibia basally with stout long bristles ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 37 – 46. 37 – 38); metatibia with 7–10 apical spurs arranged in an open crown; metabasitarsus with two apical spurs.

Biology and damage: Unknown.

Host-plants: Nectandra  ( Lauraceae  ) (Burckhardt & Queiroz 2013).

Distribution: Neotropic and Nearctic regions (Burckhardt & Queiroz 2013).

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

Examined material: Limataphalara hollisi Burckhardt & Queiroz  : Cauca: 1 (female), Popayán, Vda. La Rejoya , Parcelación Atardeceres de La Pradera , 2°30’27.54”N, 76°34’54.80”W, 1800 m, 24-Jan-2015 (D. Rendón), UNAB 1494View Materials.GoogleMaps