Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott in Cockerell, 1899)

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: 54

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaXa.4460.1.1

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scientific name

Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott in Cockerell, 1899)
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Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott in Cockerell, 1899) 

( Figs 49View FIGURE 49, 50View FIGURE 50)

Lecanium oleae mirandum Cockerell & Parrott in Cockerell, 1899: 12  .

Diagnosis. Marginal setae mostly with bifid or fimbriate apices ( Fig. 50FView FIGURE 50); with 17–23 setae present between anterior and posterior stigmatic clefts on each side ( Fig. 49EView FIGURE 49). Venter with multilocular disc-pores abundant around vulvar area, plus a few pores present laterad of metacoxa ( Fig. 50IView FIGURE 50); tubular ducts each with a narrow inner ductule, present in submarginal areas ( Figs 49CView FIGURE 49, 50LView FIGURE 50) (partially adopted from Williams & Watson 1990; Choi & Lee 2017b).

Material examined. 5 ♀♀, LAOS, Wattay International Airport, Sikhottabong Dist., Vientiane Capital, 30.iv.2015, coll. J.Y. Choi, on Dieffenbachia seguine (Jacq.) Schott  ( Araceae  ).

Hosts. Polyphagous. According to García Morales et al. (2016), S. miranda  has been recorded from plants belonging to 58 genera in 26 families.

Distribution. All zoogeographical regions; Oriental Region ( India, Indonesia and Taiwan) ( García Morales et al. 2016); Laos (new country record).

Economic importance. Dean & Hart (1972) considered S. miranda  to be a potential pest of citrus in Texas, and it was described as a common pest of ornamental plants in Florida ( Hamon & Williams 1984).

Remarks. Saissetia miranda  was synonymized with S. oleae (Olivier)  but was subsequently reinstated as a valid species based on the different numbers of marginal setae ( De Lotto 1969). It has 17–23 marginal setae between anterior and posterior stigmatic clefts on each side, whereas S. oleae  has only 5–13 setae in this position.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Saissetia

Loc

Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott in Cockerell, 1899)

Choi, Jinyeong, Soysouvanh, Pheophanh, Lee, Seunghwan & Hong, Ki-Jeong 2018

2018
Loc

Lecanium oleae mirandum

Cockerell & Parrott in Cockerell 1899: 12

1899