Platycorypha Tuthill,

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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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4350.3.2

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scientific name

Platycorypha Tuthill
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Platycorypha Tuthill 

( Figs 32View FIGURES 28 – 36, 82View FIGURES 81 – 83)

Diagnosis: Head wider than mesoscutum. Vertex more than twice as broad as long; genal processes absent but genae broadly rounded and swollen ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 28 – 36). Antennae 3.0–3.5 times as long as head width; segment 8 the longest; terminal setae subequal and shorter than segment 10. Clypeus pyriform, apically with a pair of long setae. Forewing broadest in basal half or in the middle, more or less strongly narrowing towards apex, rounded apically; pterostigma narrow and wedge-shaped. Meracanthus pointed, horn-shaped; metatibia with genual spine and 1+1+2+1 apical spurs; metabasitarsus with 2 apical spurs.

Biology and damage: Platycorypha nigrivirga Burckhardt  develops on new shoots, leaves and petioles of Tipuana tipu  . The damage includes curling, spotting and abscission of leaves, as well as growth of sooty mould due to honeydew production by the immatures ( Santana et al. 2010).

Host-plants: Fabaceae ( Hodkinson 1989)  .

Distribution: Neotropical ( Hodkinson 1989); Platycorypha nigrivirga  was introduced into North America, South Africa and the Mediterranean.

Examined material: Platycorypha magnifrons Crawford  : Magdalena: 15 (male, female), Santa Marta, Villa Culebra near Bonda, 1–11-Nov-1985, colour pan (H. G. Müller), MHNG.— Platycorypha  sp.: Magdalena: 1 (female), Santa Marta, Villa Culebra near Bonda, 1-11-Nov-1985, colour pan (H. G. Müller), IAvH-E-161420; 1 (female), Santa Marta, Villa Culebra near Bonda, 1-11-Nov-1985, colour pan (H. G. Müller) IAvH-E-161421; 1 (female), Santa Marta, Villa Culebra near Bonda, 1-11-Nov-1985, colour pan (H. G. Müller), IAvH-E-161422; 4 (male, female), Santa Marta, Mar-76, “árbol de trébol” (L. Ceballos & J. Avila), CTNI 53.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae