n African Entomology - The immatures and host plant range of the Ficus-feeding jumping plant-louse Homotoma eastopi (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) in southern Cameroon
|Article Title||The immatures and host plant range of the Ficus-feeding jumping plant-louse Homotoma eastopi (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) in southern Cameroon|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, 2 University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon and 3 Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland|
|Publication Date||Dec 2014|
|Pages||880 - 887|
|Keyword(s)||Africa, Description, Homotomidae, Immature stage, Moraceae and Psyllid|
Homotoma eastopi Hollis & Broomfield 1989, previously described from Bamenda (Northwest Region, Cameroon) with unknown immatures and host plants is presently reported from Yaounde (Centre Region, Cameroon), on several species of the genus Ficus on which adults and immatures feed. The last instar immature is described and illustrated; taxonomically relevant morphological details of the adults are illustrated, especially on the head, and male and female terminalia. The host plant range and information on its biology are also given.
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