Pseudophacopteron Enderlein, 1921

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

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Pseudophacopteron Enderlein


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Diagnosis: Head wider than mesoscutum; vertex usually with ridges along median suture and on the sides; genae swollen below antennae forming tubercles directed outward and upward. Antennal segments slightly expanded apically; segments 3–8 of subequal length; terminal setae subequal and usually longer than segments 9 and 10 together. Forewing often broadly pyriform, sometimes elongate, apex rounded or truncate. Meracanthus short, broad and pointed. Metatibia without genual spine and with a crown of unsclerotised apical spurs and often with similar spurs along the length of the tibia; metabasitarsus with two apical spurs, sometimes very small or absent.

Biology and damage: According to Malenovský et al. (2007) effects on the host-plant “range from a simple distortion of the leaves to the formation of structurally complex galls.”

Host-plants: Sapindales and Apocynaceae ( Hollis 2004; Malenovský & Burckhardt 2009).

Distribution: Pantropical ( Hodkinson 1989; Yang et al. 2009).

Remarks: This genus was not found in the examined collections but it is recorded from Colombia by Hodkinson (1989). The genus is widely distributed in tropical South America but most species are undescribed ( Ouvrard 2017; NHMB data).

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