Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:290-3 - Vol. 61 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.07.003
Biology, Ecology and Diversity
First record of Heteropsylla caldwelli Burckhardt (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) from Brazil and its population dynamics on earpod tree in Rio Grande do Sul
Leonardo Mortari Machadoa,, , Daniel Burckhardtb, Dalva Luiz de Queirozc, Ervandil Corrêa Costaa, Dayanna do Nascimento Machadoa, Leandra Pedrona
a Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
b Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland
c Embrapa Florestas, Colombo, PR, Brazil
Received 22 May 2017, Accepted 13 July 2017
Abstract

Heteropsylla caldwelli Burckhardt (Psyllidae, Ciriacreminae) is reported for the first time from Brazil (States of Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul) from Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell.) Morong. The earpod tree, from Albizia edwallii (Hoehne) Barneby and J.W. Grimes and Senegalia polyphylla (DC.) Britton (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae), all previously unknown hosts. The population dynamics of the psyllid were investigated in a seven-year-old plantation of E. contortisiliquum in an abandoned open-pit coal mine in Candiota, Rio Grande do Sul during two years. The population showed peaks in spring and summer, correlating directly with the mean air temperature and the population size of microhymenoptera.

Keywords
Distribution, Fabaceae, Host plant, Jumping plant-lice, Neotropical
Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:290-3 - Vol. 61 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.07.003