New records of jumping plant-lice from Slovenia with description of Bactericera lyrata sp. n. (Hemiptera: Psylloidea)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:G. Seljak, Malenovsky, I., Lauterer, P.
Journal:Revue suisse de Zoologie
Keywords:Bactericera, Bactericera - Triozidae - Psyllidae - taxonomy - n, Bulgaria, Croatia - Italy.

Bactericera lyrata sp. n. (Triozidae) is described from Slovenia based on the morphology of adults. The new species is closely related to Bactericera reuteri (Šulc) and B. modesta (Foerster) from which it differs mainly in the coloration of body and antenna, the fore wing shape, venation and spinulation, the size of genal cones, and the structure of male paramere and female terminalia. Host plant and larvae are so far unknown. Records of following jumping plant-louse species, new to the fauna of Slovenia, are shortly discussed: Cacopsylla nigrita (Zetterstedt), Craspedolepta bulgarica Klimaszewski, Megagonoscena gallicola Burckhardt & Lauterer, Trioza abdominalis Flor, T. laserpitii Burckhardt & Lauterer, and T. megacerca Burckhardt. Megagonoscena gallicola is also reported for the first time from Croatia and Italy. The presence of Trioza ilicina (De Stefani Perez) in Slovenia is confirmed based on recent records of larvae. Currently, 107 species of Psylloidea are known to occur in Slovenia.

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