Australian Museum Journal Lord Howe Island Psocoptera (Insecta)

Shortform:
Smithers, 2007, Rec. Aust. Mus. 59(1): 9–26
Author(s):
Smithers, C. N.
Year published:
2007
Title:
Lord Howe Island Psocoptera (Insecta)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
59
Issue:
1
Start page:
9
End page:
26
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.59.2007.1482
Language:
English
Date published:
30 May 2007
Cover date:
30 May 2007
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: PSOCOPTERA; TAXONOMY; LORD HOWE ISLAND
Digitized:
30 May 2007
Available online:
30 May 2007
Reference number:
1482
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (41kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (323kb PDF)

Abstract

A brief history of collecting Psocoptera on Lord Howe Island is given. One new genus, Mauropsocus (Pseudocaeciliidae: Zelandopsocinae), and three new species, Mauropsocus monteithi, Lepolepis trifasciata (Lepidopsocidae) and Nimbopsocus huttoni (Myopsocidae) are described. An additional new genus and species is noted but not formally described and named because adult material has not yet been found. Twentyseven species of Psocoptera are now known from Lord Howe of which fourteen are probably endemic to the island. Of the thirteen non-endemic species eight have widespread distributions beyond the island (some being found in domestic situations); three occur otherwise only in Australia and one is known only from Norfolk Island. One species occurs in Australia, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand. It is anticipated that the fauna is not yet completely known but most of the endemic species are members of the related families Pseudocaeciliidae, Philotarsidae and Elipsocidae. Distribution of the species is summarized in a table.