Crystallotesta Henderson & Hodgson,

Hodgson, Chris J. & Łagowska, Bozena, 2011, New scale insect (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) records from Fiji: three new species, records of several new invasive species and an updated checklist of Coccoidea, Zootaxa 2766, pp. 1-29: 8-9

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.205749

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scientific name

Crystallotesta Henderson & Hodgson
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Crystallotesta Henderson & Hodgson 

Crystallotesta Henderson & Hodgson  ; Hodgson & Henderson, 2000: 79. Type species: Inglisia fagi Maskell, 1891: 13  , by original designation.

The genus Crystallotesta  was introduced to accommodate 6 species of glassy scale (Cardiococcinae) apparently restricted to New Zealand, mainly on Myrtaceae  and Nothofagaceae  . There are no records of species of this genus being collected on Polypodiaceae  in New Zealand. Hodgson and Henderson (2000) defined this genus (as far as the New Zealand fauna was concerned) as including species which had: (i) numerous 10 -locular pregenital disc-pores across all abdominal segments; (ii) two types of ventral tubular duct, with the larger duct in a submarginal band and the small duct medially on posterior abdominal segments; (iii) abundant spinose marginal setae; (iv) reticulation setae (those on margin where reticulation lines meet margin) often clearly differentiated; (v) with long setae on 2 or 3 pregenital segments; (vi) generally with 2 or 3 pairs of anterior anogential fold setae; (vii) generally with 1 or more simple pores laterad to anal plates, and (viii) test tending to be highly convex, stout and glassy. The test is composed of polygonal glassy plates in either 5 or 7 longitudinal bands, those medially the largest.

The new species described below is very similar to those from New Zealand but has only 1 size of ventral tubular duct.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Loc

Crystallotesta Henderson & Hodgson

Hodgson, Chris J. & Łagowska, Bozena 2011
2011
Loc

Crystallotesta

Henderson 2000: 79