Thursday, August 23, 2018

[Entomology • 2018] Review of the Family Coccidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in Laos

Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960

in Choi,  Soysouvanh, Lee & Hong, 2018
DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4460.1.1 

The family Coccidae Fallén, 1814 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha), known as soft scale insects, is represented in Laos by 26 species. This includes 15 new country records: Ceroplastes cirripediformis (Comstock, 1881), C. floridensis Comstock, 1881, Coccus capparidis (Green, 1904), C. celatus De Lotto, 1960, C. formicarii (Green, 1896), C. gymnospori (Green, 1908), C. latioperculatum (Green, 1922), Drepanococcus cajani (Maskell, 1891), Eucalymnatus tessellatus (Signoret, 1873), Megapulvinaria maxima (Green, 1904), Paralecanium expansum (Green, 1896), Pulvinaria floccifera (Westwood, 1870), P. psidii Maskell, 1893, Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott in Cockerell, 1899), and S. oleae (Olivier, 1791). An identification key to adult females of all the soft scale species known from Laos is provided, together with diagnoses, photographs and host information. The economic importance of each species is also discussed.

Keywords: Hemiptera, scale insect, soft scale insect, new country records, taxonomy

Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960; population of females in life.

Jinyeong Choi,  Pheophanh Soysouvanh, Seunghwan Lee and Ki-Jeong Hong. 2018. Review of the Family Coccidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in Laos. Zootaxa. 4460(1); 1-61. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4460.1.1