Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock, 1881

Wu, San-An & Wang, Xubo, 2019, A review species of the genus Ceroplastes (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) in China, Zootaxa 4701 (6), pp. 520-536: 524

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4701.6.2

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scientific name

Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock, 1881
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Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock, 1881 

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Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock, Li et al., 2018: 527  .

Material examined. YUNNAN: 16 ♀♀, Baoshan, on unknown plant, 6.xi.2012, coll. Xinlei Huang  ; 12 ♀♀, Mengzi, on Duranta repens  , 17.iv.2013, coll. Jun Deng, Xubo Wang, & Xu Zhang; 28 ♀♀, Puer, on D. repens  , 23–25.iv.2013, coll. Jun Deng, Xubo Wang, & Xu Zhang.

Distribution in China. Fujian, Guizhou, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang ( Li et al. 2018).

Host-plants. Conyaza japonica  ( Asteraceae  ); Bischofia javanica  (Euphobiaceae); Cedrus deodara  ( Pinaceae  ); Pyrus  sp. ( Rosaceae  ); Hamelia patens  ( Rubiaceae  ) and Duranta repens  ( Verbenaceae  ). Among those, Duranta repens  is the preferred host ( Li et al. 2018).

Biology. The adult females occur on the branches of the host.

Remarks. This species was identified by comparison with Gimpel et al. (1974) ’s description and illustration. Ceroplastes cirripediformis  differs from all other species discussed here from China in possessing clearly capitate dorsal setae. Its waxy test is similar to that of C. rusci  , but C. cirripediformis  can be easily distinguished from C. rusci  by having an antenna with 7 segments and the dorsal pores predominantly trilocular ( C. rusci  has an antenna with 6 segments and the dorsal pores predominantly bilocular).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Ceroplastes

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Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock, 1881

Wu, San-An & Wang, Xubo 2019
2019
Loc

Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock, Li et al., 2018: 527

Li, G. & Wang, X. B. & Wu, S. A. 2018: 527