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A remarkable new genus and new species of the plant bug (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae), inhabiting psyllid leaf margin roll gall on Indian banyan, Ficus benghalensis. (American Museum novitates, no. 3839)

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dc.contributor.author Yasunaga, Tomohide, 1963-
dc.contributor.author Schuh, Randall T.
dc.contributor.author Janakiraman, Poorani.
dc.contributor.author Cassis, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-08T00:09:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-08T00:09:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6618
dc.description 15 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract A new genus and new species of the plant bug, Chimairacoris lakshmiae Yasunaga, Schuh, and Cassis are described from Bangalore, India. This morphologically and ecologically specialized mirid belongs to the subfamily Phylinae on the basis of genitalic structures and is currently considered best placed in the subtribe Oncotylina of the tribe Phylini. Its morphological convergence with termatophyline mirids and placement within the Phylinae are discussed. It is associated with psyllid leaf galls on Indian banyan, Ficus benghalensis. The gall-producing psyllid, Trioza sp., and a mealybug, Phenacoccus parvus, are confirmed as prey of this unique mirid. A similar phenomenon observed in some Montandoniola spp. (Anthocoridae) and Fingulus species (Miridae: Deraeocorinae), which are associated with thrips species of the genus Gynaikothrips (Thysanoptera: Tubulifera) on Ficus microcarpa, is also documented. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3839
dc.subject Chimairacoris lakshmiae. en_US
dc.subject Phylinae. en_US
dc.subject Miridae. en_US
dc.subject Banyan tree. en_US
dc.subject Jumping plant-lice. en_US
dc.subject Parasites. en_US
dc.subject Parasitic insects. en_US
dc.subject Insect-plant relationships. en_US
dc.subject Bangalore (India : District) en_US
dc.subject India. en_US
dc.title A remarkable new genus and new species of the plant bug (Heteroptera, Miridae, Phylinae), inhabiting psyllid leaf margin roll gall on Indian banyan, Ficus benghalensis. (American Museum novitates, no. 3839) en_US
dc.title.alternative New Indian banyan plant bug. en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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