Euphalerus nidifex Schwarz, 1904

Halbert, Susan E. & Burckhardt, Daniel, 2020, The psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Florida: newly established and rarely collected taxa and checklist, Insecta Mundi 2020 (788), pp. 1-88: 52

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4564694

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2454C96B-5D17-4162-A3BB-296F5C0DC216

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4585992

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C23E8784-FFE4-FF94-5FA7-9B132E6D4932

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scientific name

Euphalerus nidifex Schwarz, 1904
status

 

Euphalerus nidifex Schwarz, 1904  

Materials examined. USA: Florida: Specimens from Charlotte, Collier, Miami-Dade, Monroe counties ( FSCA, dry and slide mounted, ethanol).

Diagnosis. Head, thorax and forewing veins (but not membranes) covered with red-brown spots; hunch-backed appearance; genae chubby and about as long as the vertex; immatures living in lerps on Piscidia piscipula   (L.) Sarg. ( Fabaceae   ).

Distribution. Neotropics (several Caribbean islands, Belize, Mexico) ( Ouvrard 2020), USA (southern FL)( Mead 1967)

Host plants. Piscidia piscipula   (L.) Sarg. ( Fabaceae   ).

Comments. This species makes clam shell shaped lerps that open at the top on Piscidia piscipula   and is restricted to south Florida ( Mead 1967). Over half of our collections are from the Florida Keys (Monroe County).

Psyllinae Latreille, 1807   Amorphicola Heslop-Harrison, 1961  

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae

Genus

Euphalerus