Pseudoeriopsylla etoundii sp.n., a new species of Psyllids (Hemiptera- Homotomidae), pest of Ficus leprieuri (Moraceae) from West-Cameroon
In order to investigate the biodiversity of psyllids in Cameroon, we collected a new Pseudoeriopsylla species on Ficus leprieuri (Moraceae), Pseudoeriopsylla etoundii sp.n.. Before this work, Pseudoeriopsylla laingi Hollis and Broomfield 1989 was the only known species of the genus Pseudoeriopsylla from Cameroon. The new species is diagnosed, illustrated and described. Information is given on its distribution, host plants and biology. This new species feeds on the leaves and young buds of its host plant. Larva of this species produces wax on their anal pore which covers the attacked organs.
Keywords: Taxonomy, Macrohomotominae, sap-sucking insects, host plant, Cameroon
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