Coccus Linnaeus, 1758

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: 20-22

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Genus Coccus Linnaeus, 1758 

Type species: Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, 1758  , designated by Opinion 1303 (1985). Diagnosis. Dorsal setae spinose, pointed, blunt or cylindrical ( Figs 17CView FIGURE 17, 19BView FIGURE 19, 23DView FIGURE 23, 25EView FIGURE 25, 27DView FIGURE 27, 29AView FIGURE 29) (except in C. formicarii  , in which they are setose, Fig. 21CView FIGURE 21). Marginal setae with pointed or fimbriate apices ( Figs 17JView FIGURE 17, 19JView FIGURE 19, 20CView FIGURE 20, 21BView FIGURE 21, 23MView FIGURE 23, 25AView FIGURE 25, 26CView FIGURE 26, 27BView FIGURE 27, 28CView FIGURE 28, 29IView FIGURE 29). Venter with tubular ducts usually present on medial area of thorax or distributed in submarginal area ( Figs 17GView FIGURE 17, 19FView FIGURE 19, 21IView FIGURE 21, 23LView FIGURE 23, 25MView FIGURE 25, 27KView FIGURE 27, 29LView FIGURE 29); and legs each with a tibio-tarsal articulatory sclerosis ( Figs 22EView FIGURE 22, 23IView FIGURE 23, 24EView FIGURE 24, 25LView FIGURE 25, 26EView FIGURE 26, 27HView FIGURE 27, 28FView FIGURE 28, 29MView FIGURE 29) (except in C. capparidis  and C. formicarii  , Figs 17HView FIGURE 17, 20EView FIGURE 20, 21HView FIGURE 21) ( Hodgson 1994; Wang & Feng 2012a).

Remarks. Coccus  is a large genus, comprising about 111 described species from all zoogeographical regions ( García Morales et al. 2016). Adult females of the genus are easily recognized by the presence of ventral tubular ducts mainly in the medial area of the thorax and legs each with a tibio-tarsal articulatory sclerosis ( Hodgson 1994).