Antecerococcus echinatus (Wang & Qiu)

Chris J. Hodgson & Douglas J. Williams, 2016, (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha, Coccomorpha) with particular reference to species from the Afrotropical, western Palaearctic and western Oriental Regions, with the revival of Antecerococcus Green and description of a new genus and fifteen new species, and with ten new synonomies, Zootaxa 4091 (1), pp. 1-175: 131-132

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Antecerococcus echinatus (Wang & Qiu)

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Antecerococcus echinatus (Wang & Qiu)   , comb. nov.

Cerococcus echinatus Wang & Qiu 1986: 302–305   .

Phenacobryum echinatus   ; Tang & Hao 1995: 237. Change of combination.

Type details. CHINA, Sichuan, on Alangium platanifolium   ( Cornaceae   ), 25.v. 1974, T.C. Wang. Depository: Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China: holotype adf + 2 paratype adff (not checked).

Comment. No material of this species has been seen during this study. In their English summary, Wang and Qiu (1986) described this species as follows: “This species is closely allied to C. stellatus (Maskell)   . They can be separated by the following unique characteristics: [ A. echinatus   has] 1) a few large 8 -shaped pores around spiracles; 2) bilocular pores arranged in a submarginal band of the ventral surface; 3) the pores of the spiracular furrows clearly subdivided into large and small pores; 4) at base of each antenna without quinquelocular discpores; 5) stigmatic [probably refers to spiracles] rigid, densely chitinous and with a few quinquelocular discpores.” Wang and Qiu’s illustration is too poor to be able to see the significant anal lobe structures but, it is here considered to be a typical Antecerococcus   species based on its similarity to A. stellatus (Maskell)   .

Based on Wang and Qiu’s (1986) description, the adult female of A. echinatus   falls within Group C in the key to species of Antecerococcus   and keys out close to A. bryoides   from the Pacific area and A. stellatus   from Australia.