Ceroplastes longicauda

Hodgson, Chris J. & Peronti, Ana L. B. G., 2012, 3372, Zootaxa 3372, pp. 1-265: 64-65

publication ID

1175­5334

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ceroplastes longicauda
status

 

Key to adult females in the C. longicauda   -group.

1. Caudal process broad basally, about as long as wide; dorsum with 8 clear areas; with less than 30 stigmatic setae in each stigmatic cleft; only known from southern Africa and Madagascar.................................... C. sinoiae Hall  

- Caudal process narrow at base, clearly longer than wide; dorsum with 7 clear areas; other characters not in this combination. 2

2. Caudal process of mature specimens less than about half length of body (i.e., length of body minus caudal process)........ 3

- Caudal process of mature specimens nearly as long as length of body (i.e., length of body minus caudal process)............................................................................................... C. longicauda Brain  

3. Dorsal setae bluntly pointed and only slightly longer than basal socket; loculate microducts mainly with 3 or 4 satellite loculi, those with 2 satellite loculi infrequent; with about 25 or fewer stigmatic setae in a group much wider than long; only known from West Africa.................................................................. C. jos Hodgson & Peronti   , spec. nov.

- Dorsal setae sharply and finely pointed and about twice length of setal socket; loculate microducts mainly with 2 satellite loculi, those with 4 satellite loculi rare or absent; with more than 30 (usually 40+) stigmatic setae in a group about as wide as long; only known from southern Africa.................................................. C. bipartitus Newstead  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Ceroplastes