Mariacoccus, Hodgson & Williams

Chris J. Hodgson & Douglas J. Williams, 2018, Revision of the soft scale genus Paralecanium (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) with the introduction of three new genera and twenty new species, Zootaxa 4443 (1), pp. 1-162: 140

publication ID

10.11646/zootaxa.4443.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8CF7D069-783C-4D20-8A10-6987529AB4BE

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A687D0-7BF3-038D-EEA8-FBCFFABCFAB0

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Mariacoccus
status

gen. n.

MARIACOCCUS Hodgson & Williams  gen. n.

Type species: Paralecanium marianum Cockerell, 1902  .

Generic diagnosis. As this is a monotypic genus, the species description acts as the generic diagnosis.

Name derivation. The generic name Mariacoccus  is composed of Maria  -, taken from Maria  in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, and - coccus  , Latin (masculine, meaning a grain or seed), a name commonly used for scale insects.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae