First report of spittlebug species (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) associated with Pinus species (Pinaceae) in Mexico

Ulises Castro-Valderrama, Jesús Romero-Nápoles, Daniel C. Peck, Jorge Manuel Valdez-Carrasco, Celina Llanderal-Cázares, Hiram Bravo-Mojica, Francisco Hernández-Rosas, Víctor David Cibrián-Llanderal

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Summary

The habitat and adult host plants of 3 Ocoaxo species (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) are reported for the first time. In addition, their possible link to a disorder of forest pines we called “pine decline” in Mexico is discussed. The distribution of Ocoaxo varians (Stål), Ocoaxo assimilis (Walker), and Ocoaxo near fowleri (Lallemand) is described based on museum collection specimens and field collections performed during 2015.

 

Sumario

El hábitat y las plantas hospederas de tres especies de Ocoaxo (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) se reportan por primera vez. Además, se discute una posible relación con un trastorno de los bosques de pinos en México, llamado “Declinación de los Pinos.” Se describe la distribución de Ocoaxo varians (Stål), Ocoaxo assimilis (Walker) y Ocoaxo near fowleri (Lallemand) con base en ejemplares de museo y colectas de campo realizadas en el año 2015. 

 

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Keywords


Ocoaxo assimilis; Ocoaxo varians; Ocoaxo near fowleri; Pinus pseudostrobus; Pinus patula; Pinus chiapensis; phytotoxemia

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