Limbopsylla, Brown & Hodkinson, 1988

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

Limbopsylla
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Limbopsylla  p. p. Brown & Hodkinson

Diagnosis: Genal processes long and slender. Antennal segment 8 the longest; terminal setae truncate, shorter than segment 10, one setae about half the length of the other. Clypeus pyriform. Forewing obovate, rounded apically; costal break present. Meracanthus prominent; metatibia with genual spine and apical spurs grouped; metabasitarsus with two apical spurs.

Biology and damage: The immatures are free-living on the lower leaf surface and secrete conspicuous wax threads (D. Burckhardt, personal observation).

Host-plants: Guatteria  ( Annonaceae  ) (NHMB data).

Distribution: Endemic to the New World ( NHMB data).

Remarks: Limbopsylla  was erected for some unrelated species with unclear relationships ( Brown & Hodkinson 1988). Ongoing research (D. Burckhardt, personal observation) suggests that L. nata Brown & Hodkinson  is closely related to Platycorypha  ( Psyllinae  ). The series from Colombia which we examined ( USNM) is an undescribed species close to L. nigrivenis Brown & Hodkinson. The  two belong to a group of species developing on Guatteria  . Their immatures are clearly of ciriacremine type.

Examined material: Limbopsylla  sp.: Meta: 4 (male, female), Restrepo , 2-Oct-1965 (J. A. Ramos), USNM. 

NHMB

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae