Pulvinaria Targioni Tozzetti, 1866

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: 44

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Pulvinaria Targioni Tozzetti, 1866


Genus Pulvinaria Targioni Tozzetti, 1866 

Type species: Coccus vitis Linnaeus, 1758  , by original designation.

Diagnosis. Mature adult female with white ovisac visible under and posterior to body ( Fig. 43A View Figure ); dorsal tubular ducts present or absent ( Fig. 42E View Figure ); dorsal tubercles present or absent ( Figs 40B View Figure , 42D View Figure , 44D View Figure ); ventral tubular ducts of more than 2 types present in submarginal areas and/or medial areas of head, thorax and abdomen ( Figs 39D View Figure , 40J View Figure , 41D View Figure , 42J View Figure , 43D View Figure , 44I View Figure ); legs with tibio-tarsal articulatory scleroses ( Fig. 40I View Figure ) ( Hodgson 1994; Williams & Watson 1990; Choi & Lee 2017a).

Remarks. Pulvinaria  is a large genus, consisting of 143 described species from all zoogeographical regions ( García Morales et al. 2016). Adult females of the genus are easily recognized by the presence of a white ovisac under and posterior to the body and several types of ventral tubular ducts present in the medial and submarginal areas of the body ( Hodgson 1994).