Cerococcus deklei Kosztarab & Vest

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: 158-159

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Cerococcus deklei Kosztarab & Vest


Cerococcus deklei Kosztarab & Vest  

Cerococcus   sp. Dekle 1962: 74. Unavailable name. Cerococcus deklei Kosztarab & Vest 1966: 369–374   .

Type details. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Florida, North Miami, on Hibiscus   sp., 18.xii. 1963, K. Hickman. Depository: USNM: holotype adf + many paratype adff.

Material examined: BAHAMAS, New Providenca, Church Gardens, Hibiscus   sp. ( Malvaceae   ), 24.viii. 2001, ENT/NP/ 159 /01 (BMNH): 1 / 3 adff (g); as previous but dated 4.ix. 2001 (BMNH): 4 / 4 adff (f). JAMAICA, St. Andrews, on Hibiscus   sp., 4.iv. 1973, J.R.R. Suah (BMNH): 1 / 3 adff (g).

Comment. This is one of the Holarctic species that has a lattice-like pattern of 8 -shaped pores on the dorsum and is well described by Kosztarab and Vest (1966) and Lambdin and Kosztarab (1977). The adult female of C. deklei   is characterised by the following combination of character-states: (i) 8 -shaped pores on dorsum in a latticelike pattern; (ii) 8 -shaped pores on dorsum of two sizes, both quite small; (iii) larger pores restricted to near stigmatic pore bands; smaller 8 -shaped pores frequent elsewhere on dorsum; (iv) cribriform plates present in a submedial group of 5–16 on each side of abdominal segment IV; (v) tubular ducts of only one size present; (vi) multilocular disc-pores absent on abdominal segments and metathorax, but occasionally present associated with spiracular disc-pores; (vii) stigmatic pore bands bifurcated; (viii) stigmatic pore bands with few spiracular discpores, and (ix) leg stubs present.

In the key to adult females of Cerococcus   , C. deklei   keys out close to C. russellae   from Central America.