Euceropsylla Boselli, 1929

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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Euceropsylla Boselli


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Diagnosis: Head a little wider than mesonotum; lateral ocelli raised on tubercles; anteorbital lobes present; genal processes 0.3–0.8 times as long as vertex, subparallel sided or divergent, rounded apically and slightly upturned ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 28 – 36 ). Antennae 2.6–5.0 times head width, segments 7 and 8 the longest; terminal setae truncate, one seta about half the other. Forewing obovate; pterostigma narrow, veins bearing short inconspicuous setae; veins M1+2 and Cu1a weakly arched. Meracanthus prominent; metatibia with genual spine and 5–6 grouped apical spurs. Male terminalia with bifid parameres.

Biology and damage: Immatures are free-living and are found on young leaves on the lower leaf surface, excreting waxy secretions (field observation).

Host-plants: Predominantly species of Inga (Fabaceae) ( Hodkinson 1989).

Distribution: Neotropical ( Hodkinson 1989).

Remarks: Vélez (1973) reported Psylla ingae Tuthill from Colombia. Brown & Hodkinson (1988) transferred the species to Euceropsylla and synonymised it with E. multiplex (Tuthill) . This synonymy is questionable and Euceropsylla is in need of revision.

Examined material: Euceropsylla sp. 1: Antioquia: 10 (male, female), Medellín, 6°15’46"N, 75°34’40"W, 1479 m, Apr-1971, Inga sp. (A. Madrigal), MEFLG No. 1892.— Euceropsylla sp. 2: Cauca: 3 (male, female), Popayán, Vda. La Rejoya, Parc. Atardeceres de la Pradera, 1796 m, 2°30,459'N, 76°34,902W, 12-Jan-16, Inga sp. (D. Rendón), UNAB 3442.— Euceropsylla sp. 3: Cundinamarca: 1 (female), Bogotá, Univ. Nal. Col., 2602 m, 4°38'N, 74°05'W, 16-Aug-12 (L. Zubieta), UNAB 3443; 1 (male), Quipile, La Sierra, Vda. San Alejo, 1362 m, 4°47'60"N, 74°33'0,2"W, 28-May-11 (C. Vergel), UNAB 3443; 1 (male), Bogotá, Univ. Nal. Col., 2600 m, 4°40'04"N, 74°5'59"W, Moraceae , 15-Apr-2011 (D. Suárez), UNAB 3443; 1 (female), Bogotá, Univ. Nal. Col., 2600 m, 4°38'N, 74°05'W, 8-Apr-2012 (D. Luna) UNAB 3443.— Euceropsylla sp. 4: Valle del Cauca: 6 (male, female), Caicedonia, Club de Caza y Pesca, 1100 m, 4°19'12.80"N, 75°49'40.40"W, 7-Jan-2015, on Inga (L. Zuluaga) , UNAB 3444.— Euceropsylla sp. 5: Valle del Cauca: 7 (male, female), Yotoco, Reserva Univ. Nal. Col., 1566 m, 3°52'29.84"N, 76°26'5.09"W, 25-Nov-2013, on lower leaf surface of Inga sp. (D. Rendón & A. Alvarez), UNAB 3445.











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