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The identity of Pseudodoniella laensis Miller (Hemiptera, Miridae), associated with cacao in New Guinea and Papua.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 July 2009

Thomas R. Odhiambo
Queens' College, Cambridge.


In the course of a recent preliminary revision of the MIRIDAE of the subfamily BRYOCORINAE in the British Museum (Natural History), the results of which will be reported in a paper now in preparation, the genus Pseudodoniella China & Carvalho was examined. The investigation revealed that the two species, P. laensis and P. szentivanyi, both described by Miller in 1957, are definitely conspecific. Because of the importance of the species as a pest of cacao in New Guinea and Papua, a short note is published here in advance in order to clarify this problem and make available a name for biological work.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1960

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MILLER, N. C. E. (1957). Two new species of Pseudodoniella China & Carvalho (Hemiptera, Miridae).—Bull. ent. Res. 48 pp. 5758.CrossRefGoogle Scholar