International Journal of Entomology Research

ISSN: 2455-4758

Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)

Two species of psyllids genus Paurocephala (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) pest insects associated to Connaraceae in Cameroon

Author(s): Wenceslas Yana, Victor Joly Dzokou, Yves Patrick Mveyo Ndankeu, Joseph Lebel Tamesse
Abstract: Two species of Paurocephala genus are described and illustrated from Cameroon. The psyllid of Cnestis ferruginae described here is morphological identical to Paurocephala sinuata from Tanzania. Paurocephala nkomekui sp. n. psyllid of Agelaea hirsuta is described as new because the morphological examination with the previous described species shows that P. nkomekui is different morphologically but it is closely related to P. hollisi psyllid of Agelaea heterophylla from Tanzania. The two species of psyllids develop on the plants belonging to Connaraceae family with medicinal importance on which they cause serious damage by inducing necrosis to their host plants.
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