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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
PSEUDOERIOPSYLLA BITOMI SP. N. (HEMIPTERA: HOMOTOMIDAE), A NEW PEST OF FICUS PLATYPHYLLA (MORACEAE) FROM THE WESTERN REGION OF CAMEROON

Authors:
Dzokou Victor Joly, Yana Wenceslas and Tamesse Joseph Lebel ,Cameroon.

Abstract:
A new Pseudoeriopsylla species is described from the Western Region of Cameroon, Pseudoeriopsylla bitomi sp.n.. The described species of Pseudoeriopsylla genus are exclusively African and are characterised by the presence of a pterostygma and the absence of the costal break on the forewing. The investigations carried out since 2005 in the Western Region of Cameroon have permitted the collecting of this new species. Previously, Pseudoeriopsylla laingi and Pseudoeriopsylla etoundii were described from Cameroon. The new species is diagnosed and illustrated; information is given on its distribution, host plant and biology. The species is a pest of Ficus platyphylla in Fongo-Tongo Sub Division. It feeds on the leaves and young buds of Ficus platyphylla

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