Parasaissetia Takahashi, 1955a

Choi, Jinyeong, Soysouvanh, Pheophanh, Lee, Seunghwan & Hong, Ki-Jeong, 2018, Review of the family Coccidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in Laos, Zootaxa 4460 (1), pp. 1-62: 50

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scientific name

Parasaissetia Takahashi, 1955a
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Genus Parasaissetia Takahashi, 1955a 

Type species: Lecanium nigrum Nietner, 1861  , by original designation.

Diagnosis. Dorsum with derm with many polygonal reticulations ( Fig. 45C View Figure ); setae cylindrical ( Fig. 46C View Figure ); and duct tubercles ( Fig. 46A View Figure ) and pocket-like sclerotisations present. Marginal setae mostly with fimbriate apices ( Fig. 46K View Figure ). Venter with tubular ducts present in submarginal areas ( Fig. 46G View Figure ); legs without tibio-tarsal articulatory scleroses ( Fig. 46H View Figure ) ( Hodgson 1994; Choi & Lee 2017b).

Remarks. Parasiassetia comprises 5 described species which are restricted to Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Rénuion, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda except for one cosmopolitan species, P. nigra  . The adult females are easily distinguished from other species in Laos by having dorsal polygonal reticulations and dorsal setae with blunt apices ( Hodgson 1994; García Morales et al. 2016).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae