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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2020, Vol. 7 Issue 6, Part A

Biodiversity of psyllids genus Homotoma (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Homotomidae) with the description of four new species associated to Moraceae in Cameroon

Author(s):

Victor Joly Dzokou, Wenceslas Yana, Laurentine Soufo and Joseph Lebel Tamesse

Abstract:
In Cameroon, Homotomidae family is composed of three sub-families: Dynopsyllinae, Macrohomotominae and Homotominae. Triozamia lamborni is the only species recorded in Dynopsyllinae sub-family while in Macrohomotominae sub-family two genera are recorded Phytolyma and Pseudoeriopsylla with five described species. In the afrotropical region, literature signals four species in Homotominae sub-family with three species from Cameroon. Surveys carried out since 2005 permitted to record eight species in Homotoma genus in the Western highlands of Cameroon. Those species are described morphologically and their host plants are identified in this work. Homotoma mukami sp. n., Homotoma dschangi sp. n., Homotoma nzem sp. n. and Homotoma kentsopi sp. n. are named. The identification key of Cameroonian species is given.

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How to cite this article:
Victor Joly Dzokou, Wenceslas Yana, Laurentine Soufo and Joseph Lebel Tamesse. Biodiversity of psyllids genus Homotoma (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Homotomidae) with the description of four new species associated to Moraceae in Cameroon. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2020;7(6):31-44.
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