Ctenarytaina fomenae sp.n. (Hemiptera: Aphalaridae), a new species of psyllid, pest of Syzygium guineense (Myrtaceae) from Western Cameroon
Soufo Laurentine, Dzokou Victor Joly and Tamesse Joseph Lebel
A new species of psyllid, Ctenarytaina fomenae sp.n., is described from Bamendjou, Western Region of Cameroon. This psyllid develops on Syzygium guineense Willd (Myrtaceae), a medically and ecologically important plant. Ctenarytaina fomenae sp.n. is morphological different from other psyllids species of the same genus by the following characters: female proctiger showed a bottle-shape circumanal ring; apical ends of the distal portion of the aedeagus shorted and spherical; paramere showed in its basal portion 3 rows of dark short setae and 1 row of dark setae in its apical portion; male proctiger is biarticulated, with its distal portion short and cylindrical and the proximal segment having an invagination with a Y shape. This paper describes all developmental stages of the newly described psyllids species, Ctenarytaina fomenae sp.n.
Soufo Laurentine, Dzokou Victor Joly, Tamesse Joseph Lebel. Ctenarytaina fomenae sp.n. (Hemiptera: Aphalaridae), a new species of psyllid, pest of Syzygium guineense (Myrtaceae) from Western Cameroon. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):1659-1663.