Florida Entomologist (2011) 94, 489-499

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D. Burckhardt, J.P. Cuda, V. Manrique, R. Diaz, W.A. Overholt, D.A. Williams, L.R. Christ and M.D. Vitorino (2011)
Calophya latiforceps, a new species of jumping plant lice (Hemiptera: Calophyidae) associated with Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae) in Brazil
Florida Entomologist 94 (3), 489-499
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.
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Database assignments for author(s): Daniel Burckhardt, William A. Overholt, Rodrigo Diaz, James P. Cuda

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Schinus terebinthifolius (weed) Brazil (NE)
Calophya latiforceps (weed bioagent) Schinus terebinthifolius (weed) Brazil (NE)