Neophyllura sculptoconus, Crawford, 1914,

Percy, Diana M., Rung, Alessandra & Hoddle, Mark S., 2012, An annotated checklist of the psyllids of California (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), Zootaxa 3193, pp. 1-27: 19

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.280093

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Neophyllura sculptoconus
status

 

sculptoconus Crawford, 1914 

Type locality: USA, California. Host plant: Unknown.

Nyctiphalerus Bliven 

Hollis and Martin (1997) in their review of the genus Euphalerus Schwarz  pointed out that the group of North American species placed in Euphalerus  sensu lato and associated with Ceanothus  and Cerocarpus  host plants was not congeneric with the type species Euphalerus nidifex Schwarz  ; and Hodkinson (1988) commented on the absence of characters to differentiate Nyctiphalerus lynceus Bliven  from this group. The E. nidifex  group is considered to be in the Euphalerinae and the species here transferred to Nyctiphalerus  are in the Arytaininae ( Hollis & Martin 1997; Daniel Burckhardt pers. comm.). From examination of the type material ( CAL) we can confirm that Bliven’s original designation of Nyctiphalerus  as a monotypic genus was superficial, and he may not have examined other congeneric taxa (even within California). In addition, some doubt surrounds the validation of Bliven’s names as he published them privately with limited distribution. Since the genus name has subsequently been used in publications, we are taking advantage of the availability of this genus to transfer, from Euphalerus  to Nyctiphalerus  , all of the North American species that are clearly congeneric with N. lynceus  , including two species not present in California, Nyctiphalerus dubius (Caldwell)  comb.n. and Nyctiphalerus idahoensis (Jensen)  comb.n.

CAL

Botanical Survey of India

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Liviidae

Genus

Neophyllura