Planthopper (Hemiptera: Flatidae) parasitized by larval erythraeid mite (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae)-a description of two new species from western Madagascar

J Insect Sci. 2014 Jan 1;14:194. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/ieu056. Print 2014.

Abstract

Descriptions of Dambullaeus adonis Mąkol et Moniuszko SP NOV: (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae, Callidosomatinae) and Latois nigrolineata Świerczewski et Stroiński SP NOV: (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha, Flatidae) from Madagascar are provided. The first host record for ectoparasitic larvae of Dambullaeus Haitlinger, 2001 and the first evidence on host-parasite association between flatid adult and erythraeid larvae are given. Genus Dambullaeus, known exclusively from larvae and now comprising two species of Gondwanan distribution, is critically reappraised.

Keywords: Fulgoromorpha; Parasitengona; host; parasite; taxonomy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Hemiptera / anatomy & histology
  • Hemiptera / classification*
  • Hemiptera / parasitology*
  • Hemiptera / ultrastructure
  • Host-Parasite Interactions
  • Madagascar
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Mites / anatomy & histology
  • Mites / classification*
  • Mites / physiology*
  • Mites / ultrastructure