Paralecanium Cockerell in Cockerell & Parrott, 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: 35-36

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

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Paralecanium Cockerell in Cockerell & Parrott, 1899
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Genus Paralecanium Cockerell in Cockerell & Parrott, 1899 

Type species: Lecanium frenchii Maskell, 1891b  , by original designation.

Diagnosis. Dorsum with irregular quadrate patterns or radial lines from margin inwards; anal plates each with 3–5 short setae ( Figs 33E View Figure , 34F View Figure ); dorsal tubular ducts absent. Marginal setae fan-shaped, each with radial striations in outer area of seta ( Figs 32C View Figure , 33H View Figure , 34A View Figure ). Stigmatic clefts distinct and sclerotized ( Figs 33A View Figure , 34B View Figure ). Venter with multilocular disc-pores each with 10 loculi ( Figs 33I View Figure , 34H View Figure ); tubular ducts and microducts absent; and legs without tibio-tarsal articulatory scleroses ( Williams & Watson 1990; Hodgson 1994).

Remarks. Paralecanium  consists of 29 described species, most of which are from the Oriental and Australian regions ( Hodgson 1994; García Morales et al. 2016). Adult females of the genus are easily recognized by the fanshaped marginal setae. Podoparalecanium  shares this character with Paralecanium  , but differs from it in having an asymmetrical body shape ( Hodgson 1994).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae