Calophya schini Tuthill, 1959,

Paul Mendez, Daniel Burckhardt, Armando Equihua-Martínez, Jorge M. Valdez Carrasco & Edith G. Estrada-Venegas, 2016, Jumping Plant Lice of the genus Calophya (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) in Mexico, Florida Entomologist 99 (3), pp. 417-425: 418

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Calophya schini Tuthill, 1959


Calophya schini Tuthill, 1959  ( Figs. 11–29View Figs. 11 – 19View Figs. 20 – 24View Figs. 25 – 29)


Mexico: Hidalgo: 2 males, Tepeji del Río de Ocampo, Highway 57D, 19.8739667°N, 99.3346833°W, 2,130 m asl, 17-VIII-2015, Schinus molle, D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz  , #15-21(4).—México State: Montecillo, colegio de Postgraduados, 19.4637278°N, 98.9042722°W, 2,240 m asl, 16-II-2015, Schinus molle, Paul Mendez  ; 9 males, 15 females, same but 19.4623000°N, 98.9053333°W, 2,190 m asl, 10–12-VIII-2015, Schinus molle, D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz  , #15-14(5); 11 males, 10 females, Teoljhuacán, San Franzisco Mazapa, 19.6846838°N, 98.8427900°W, 2,300 m asl, 9-VIII-2015, Schinus molle, D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz  , #15-13(1); 1 male, Highway 136 Texcoco to calpulalpan, km 35, 19.5489000°N, 98.7721667°W, 2,520 m asl, 11-VIII-2015, D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz, #15-15(-); 2 males, Highway 136 Texcoco to calpulalpan, border to Tlaxcala, 19.5587000°N, 98.7077167°W, 2,870 m asl, 11-VIII-2015, D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz, #15-16(-).— Michoacán: 5 males, 5 females, cuitzeo highway cuitzeo—Salamanca, 19.9928611°N,102.6463111°W,1,840 m asl,15-XI-2014, Schinus molle, Paul Mendez  ; 2 females, Maravatío, 19.9062667°N, 100.5036833°W, 2,125 m asl, 17-VIII-2015, Schinus molle, D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz  , #15-22(4) (ccP, NHMB).


Originally described by Tuthill (1959) with redescripljons of adults and immatures by Burckhardt & Basset (2000) and Burckhardt et al. (2011).


Originaljng probably from Chile and Peru; introduced into Argen- ljna, Bolivia, Colombia; USA (California); Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa; Portugal; and New Zealand. Recorded from Mexico from following states: Baja california, Hidalgo, México city (Distrito Federal), México State, Michoacán, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, and Veracruz (cibrián et al. 1995; Alvarez-Zagoya & cibrián-Tovar 1999).


Schinus molle  L. ( Sapindales  : Anacardiaceae  ). Immatures induce pit galls on leaves of the host.


Calophya schini  was originally described by Tuthill (1959) from Peru from S. molle  . Burckhardt (1988), based on very limited material, synonymized C. rubra  and C. schini  . Cibrián (1991), accepljng this synonymy, recorded the psyllids from S. molle  under the name C. rubra  . In a revision of the Schinus  -inhabiljng psyllids, which was based on extensive material and used morphological, morphometric, and host plant characters, Burckhardt & Basset (2000) showed that C. rubra  and C. schini  were morphologically disljnct species. The former developed in closed stem galls on Schinus polygama  (cav.) cabrera ( Sapindales  : Anacardiaceae  ) and the laIJer in pit galls on the leaves of S. molle  . Here, we would like to emphasize that the species developing on S. molle  is C. schini  and that C. rubra  , which is monophagous on S. polygama  , is endemic to chile and does not occur in Mexico.