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Paurocephala famendongoeis sp. n. (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Insect Pest of Psorospermum febrifugum (Hypericaceae) from Adamawa-Cameroon

A new psyllid species collected on Psorospermum febrifugum (Hypericaceae) is described from Adamawa Region of Cameroon, Paurocephala famendongoeis sp. n. It’s different morphologically with the previous described species of the same genus by the following characters: paramere with 11 stout setae in basal half posterior; male proctiger very enlarged in the basal third and bearing in its apical internal part located toward rear a large and very long seta; forewing without surface spinules in all cells. Antenna of fifth instar larvae without sectasetae, rather presence only of long simple setae; first flagellum very long with 9 long simple setae grouped in 3, 2, 1 and 1; dorsal sclerites covered by truncated setae grouped in pairs at the level of lateral margins of abdomen; caudal plate without process. Previously, Paurocephala nkomekui was described from Cameroon on Agelaea hirsuta (Coronnaceae). Root, leaves and barks of Psorospermum febrifugum are used in African traditional medicine to fight again fever, malaria, sore, eczema, cutaneous eruption and insect bite. Damages on host plant are rolling of leaves and leaves discolouration.

Paurocephala famendongoeis sp. n., Psyllid Pest, Psorospermum febrifugum, Hypericaceae, Adamawa-Cameroon

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Louis Djakbe Dayang, Victor Joly Dzokou, Joseph Lebel Tamesse. (2023). Paurocephala famendongoeis sp. n. (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Insect Pest of Psorospermum febrifugum (Hypericaceae) from Adamawa-Cameroon. American Journal of Zoology, 6(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajz.20230601.11

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Louis Djakbe Dayang; Victor Joly Dzokou; Joseph Lebel Tamesse. Paurocephala famendongoeis sp. n. (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Insect Pest of Psorospermum febrifugum (Hypericaceae) from Adamawa-Cameroon. Am. J. Zool. 2023, 6(1), 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajz.20230601.11

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Louis Djakbe Dayang, Victor Joly Dzokou, Joseph Lebel Tamesse. Paurocephala famendongoeis sp. n. (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Insect Pest of Psorospermum febrifugum (Hypericaceae) from Adamawa-Cameroon. Am J Zool. 2023;6(1):1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajz.20230601.11

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