Title

Calophya latiforceps, a new species of jumping plant lice (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) associated with schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae) in Brazil

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2011

Abstract

Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, is a perennial woody plant native to Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay that is recognized as one of the most invasive weeds in Florida. A new species of leaflet galling psyllid was discovered attacking Brazilian peppertree in Bahia, Brazil in March 2010. In this paper, a formal morphological description of the new psyllid Calophya latiforceps sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) is presented along with molecular evidence confirming new species designation. This previously unknown natural enemy may have potential as a biological control agent for the Brazilian peppertree. Copyright © 2011 BioOne All rights reserved.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Florida Entomologist

First Page

489

Last Page

499

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