|Title||Calophya latiforceps, a New Species of Jumping Plant Lice (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) Associated with Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae) in Brazil
|Author||Burckhardt, D.; Cuda, J. P.; Manrique, V.; Diaz, R.; Overholt, W. A.; Williams, Dean A.; Christ, L. R.; Vitorino, M. D.
|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.
Calophya latiforceps sp. nov.
leaflet gall former
weed biological control