Jumping Plant-louse of the Genus Pseudoeriopsylla (Hemiptera-Psylloïdea-Homotomidae), Pest of Moraceae from Cameroon

Jumping Plant-louse of the Genus Pseudoeriopsylla (Hemiptera-Psylloïdea-Homotomidae), Pest of Moraceae from Cameroon

In Cameroon, four species of Pseudoeriopsylla are known: P. laingi, P. etoundii, P. bitomi and P. mpoamei. The genus Pseudoeriopsylla is exclusively African and is distinguished by the presence of a pterostigma on the forewing and the absence of a costal split. In 1957, Eastop caught one species of P. laingi in a yellow trap in Bamenda (North-West) and it is not redescribed here. The morphological features of the three described species from Cameroon are revealed in this work. The leaves and young buds of Ficus spp. feed on these insects. (Moraceae) in Cameroon’s western highlands.

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Victor Joly Dzokou
Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, Crop Protection (UR_PHYZA), University of Dschang, P.O.Box 222 Dschang, Cameroon.

Wenceslas Yana
Laboratory of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Bamenda, P.O.Box 39 Bambili, Cameroon.

Joseph Lebel Tamesse
Laboratory of Zoology, Higher Teachers’ Training College, University of Yaounde I, P.O.Box 47 Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Eliane de Coninck
Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13 B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium.

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