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Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida Swampprivet, Forestiera segregata (Oleaceae), in South Florida
Thomas J. Henry
Doug L. Caldwell
Susan E. Halbert
- The mirine plant bug Tropidosteptes forestierae, new species (Hemiptera: Miridae) is described from
Collier County, Florida, where it was found causing serious injury to an extensive ornamental hedge of Florida swampprivet, Forestiera segregata (Jacq.) Krug and Urb. (Oleaceae). Adult male and female, fifth instar, and egg are described. Color images of the adults, nymph, egg, and injury; scanning photomicrographs of selected adult structures; and illustrations of male genitalia are provided. A key to help distinguish the 16 species of Tropidosteptes known to occur in the southeastern United States is given.
A new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Oaxaca, Mexico
José Monzón Sierra
- Chrysina arellanoi new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) is described from the southernmost
part of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Oaxaca, Mexico
First record of Megischus brunneus Cresson, 1865 (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae) from Hispaniola, the Antilles
Julio A. Genaro
- The occurrence of Megischus brunneus Cresson (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae) is recorded for the first time
from Hispaniola, the Antilles. The species was previously known from southern Florida and Cuba. This finding further
demonstrates the similarities between the Cuban and Hispaniolan biota.
Taxonomic notes on Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and O. (P.) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini)
- The taxonomic position of Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and Onthophagus
(Palaeonthophagus) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 is discussed (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini).
A key to the species is given. Photos of type specimens of the two taxa and significant chromatic varieties, and
drawings of aedeagi are presented.
A new genus and species of armored scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from Australia found in the historic Koebele Collection of the California Academy of Sciences
John W. Dooley III
Gregory A. Evans
- A new genus and species of armored scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), Protomorgania koebelei
Dooley and Evans, is described and illustrated from specimens collected by Albert Koebele on Pittosporum sp.
(Pittosporaceae) in Australia around the year 1900. A key to the genera of armored scale insects similar to Protomorgania
and known to occur in Australia is provided.
A preliminary report on the World species of Bemisia Quaintance and Baker and its congeners (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) with a comparative analysis of morphological variation and its role in the recognition of species
- Extreme economic effects globally of various populations of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) led to an in depth study of the morphology of that species as well as that of
numerous other species of whiteflies in the genus Bemisia Quaintance and Baker and other similar appearing
species. The data collected are presented here as illustrations of the puparia (fourth instar nymphal stages)
and discussions of morphology as it relates to species and generic separations within this closely knit group
of insects. A brief history of the pest outbreaks of B. tabaci is given and an overview of the important
morphological characteristics of aleyrodine whiteflies is provided. Each of the eighty illustrations is
accompanied by a discussion of the more important aspects of morphology.
Description of the female of Malukandra heterostyla (Lameere, 1902) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Parandrinae)
- The female of Malukandra heterostyla (Lameere, 1902) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is described and
figured for the first time. An identification key to Malukandra is provided.
Notes on distribution and hosts of Hylesinus mexicanus (Wood) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), a pest on Olea europaea Linnaeus
Jesús N. Rómero
Thomas H. Atkinson
- Significant new host and distribution records are presented for Hylesinus mexicanus (Wood) (Coleoptera:
Curculionidae: Scolytinae), including its pest potential on cultivated olives. Hylesinus mexicanus is similar to H.
fasciatus LeConte and information presented here suggests that the distinctiveness of these two species needs to be
New species, records, and a synonymy of African Sisyridae (Neuroptera)
Oliver S. Flint, Jr.
- Two species of the genus Sisyra Burmeister (Neuroptera: Sisyridae), S. cameroonensis, n. sp., and S.
gruwelli, n. sp., are described from the African Republic of Cameroon. Sisyra pallida Meinander is synonymized with
Sisyra delicata Smithers, new synonymy, after comparison of the types of the former with topotypic paratypes of the
latter. Type material of Sisyra nilotica Tjeder appears to be lost. Examples of Sisyra are recorded from Nigeria,
Ethiopia and Uganda. A second species of the endemic African genus, Sisyborina, Monserrat, S. scitula, n. sp., is
described from Cameroon, Guinea, and Zambia.
Description of a new species of Paranthaclisis Banks from Florida (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
Lionel A. and Stange
Robert B. Miller
- A new species of Paranthaclisis Banks, P. floridensis (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), is described from
Florida and compared to the other described species in the genus. Keys to the adults and larvae are provided.