Systematics and biology of the Rhinocolinae (Homoptera: Psylloidea)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1989
Authors:D. Burckhardt, Lauterer P.
Journal:Journal of Natural History
Date Published:jun
Keywords:biogeography, Biology, Bulgaria, homoptera, host plants, Pistacia, Psylloidea, Rhinocolinae, Rutales, taxonomy

Based on a cladistic analysis, the subfamily Rhinocolinae is redefined to comprise 13 genera and 39 species, of which two genera and eight species remain unnamed. Four new genera and 14 new species are described; one subfamily and one genus are synonymized, and two species are recombined; one lectotype is designated. The subfamily is divided into two groups, one with a Gondwanan distribution comprising four genera in Australia, New Zealand, South America and Africa, and another with Laurasian distribution in the Palaeotropics, the Western Palaerctic and North America comprising nine genera. Twenty-one species develop on host plants in the Rutales, three on Asteraceae, three on Cistaceae and one on Zygophyllaceae. The genus Pistacia (Anacardiaceae) in particular hosts six species whose biology is discussed.

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