Antecerococcus zapotlanus (Cockerell)

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: 136-137

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Antecerococcus zapotlanus (Cockerell)

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Antecerococcus zapotlanus (Cockerell)   , comb. nov.

Solenophora zapotlana Cockerell 1903: 164   .

Solenococcus zapotlana   ; Fernald 1903: 59. Change of combination. Cerococcus zapotlana   ; Green 1919: 264. Change of combination. Cerococcus zapotlanus   ; Ferris 1955: 42. Change of combination requiring emendation of specific epithet for agreement in


Type details. MEXICO, Jalisco, Zapotlan, on sage, 7.vii. 1902?, Townsend. Depositories: USNM: lectotype adf (designated by Lambdin & Kosztarab 1977: 227) (p) plus a bit of a paralectotpe adf on one slide; also 1 / 1 anterior part of paralectotype adf + 3 / 16 first-instar nymphs. BMNH: labelled “ type ”, data as for lectotype, 1 /about 7 adff (vp) + 1 slide with embryos.

Material examined. Lectotype, Solenophora zapotlana Ckll   , MEXICO: Jalisco, Zapotlan, on a wild sage-like plant, rec. July 1903, T.r.B. Cyo # 55 (USNM): 1 / 1 adf + a bit (p). Also, as previous but remounted, paralectotype (USNM, ABH 23 a): 1 / 1 adf (p, missing posterior abdomen).

Comment. Lambdin and Kosztarab (1977) provide a good description. The adult female of A. zapotlanus   can be diagnosed by the following combination of character-states: (i) dorsum with three sizes of 8 -shaped pore; (ii) largest 8 -shaped pore in swirls on head, thorax and anterior abdominal segments; (iii) smallest pores on posterior abdominal segments and in apices of each stigmatic pore band; (iv) cribriform plates round, in a submedial band of 4–9 plates on each side on abdominal segment IV; (v) leg stubs absent; (vi) posterior stigmatic pore bands bifurcated, and (vii) multilocular disc pores absent.

The adult female of A. zapotlanus   falls within Group C in the key to species of Antecerococcus   , close to A. bryoides   from the Pacific Region, A. echinatus   from China and A. stellatus   from Australia.