Tuesday, January 23, 2018

[Entomology • 2018] Saccharicoccus chinensis • A Review of the Genus Saccharicoccus Ferris, 1950 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) in China, with Description of A New Species


Saccharicoccus chinensis
Zhang, Wu & Wu, 2018


Abstract 

The mealybug genus Saccharicoccus Ferris includes three species: S. isfarensis (Borchsenius, 1949), S. sacchari (Cockerell, 1895) and a new speciesS. chinensis Zhang, Wu & Wu sp. n. The new species, collected on Miscanthus sp. (Poaceae) and other poaceous weeds in China, is described and illustrated, and molecular analyses based on the mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) are provided. Additional data on the distribution and host-plants of each species are given, and a key to the adult females of Saccharicoccus species is provided.

Keywords: Hemiptera, mealybugs, minute pores, COI, distribution, host-plants




Jiang-Tao Zhang, Bo-Wen Wu and San-An Wu. 2018. A Review of the Genus Saccharicoccus Ferris, 1950 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) in China, with Description of A New Species.   Zootaxa. 4375(1); 127–135.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4375.1.7

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