Coccus gymnospori ( Green, 1908 )

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: 27

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Coccus gymnospori ( Green, 1908 )


Coccus gymnospori ( Green, 1908) 

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Lecanium gymnospori Green, 1908: 29  .

Diagnosis. Dorsum with setae cylindrical, blunt apically ( Fig. 23D View Figure ); tubular ducts sparsely present in submarginal areas ( Fig. 23C View Figure ); duct tubercles present ( Fig. 23A View Figure ); and preopercular pores present anterior to anal plates ( Fig. 23E View Figure ). Marginal setae spinose, with pointed or slightly fimbriate apices ( Fig. 23M View Figure ). Venter with multilocular discpores each usually with 8–10 loculi ( Fig. 23G View Figure ); tubular ducts each with a narrow inner ductule, a few present between mesocoxae, and around meta-, meso-, and procoxa ( Figs 22D View Figure , 23L View Figure ); pregenital setae numbering 3 pairs; antenna 8 segmented ( Figs 22C View Figure ); and legs each with a tibio-tarsal articulatory sclerosis ( Figs 22E View Figure , 23I View Figure ) (partially adopted from Ben-Dov 1981; Avasthi & Shafee 1991).

Material examined. 3 ♀♀, LAOS, Salakham-nua Village, Hadxayfong Dist., Vientiane Capital, 30.iv.2015, coll. J.Y. Choi, on Mangifera indica  L. ( Anacardiaceae  ); 5 ♀♀, Phou Khao Khuay National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area, Thaphabath Dist., Bolikhamsai Prov., 4.v.2015, on Dalbergia cochinchinensis Pierre ex Laness.  ( Fabaceae  ) (same collector).

Hosts. Gymnosporia montana  ( Celastraceae  ) ( Avasthi & Shafee, 1991).

Distribution. Oriental Region ( India and Sri Lanka) ( Avasthi & Shafee, 1991); Laos (new country record).

Economic importance. Coccus gymnospori  has not yet been recorded as an economically important pest.

Remarks. Coccus gymnospori  is related to C. elatensis Ben-Dov  , C. hesperidum Linnaeus  and C. moestus De Lotto. Ben-Dov (1981)  differentiated C. gymnospori  from the other species using the following combination of characters: (i) the presence of 3 pairs of pregenital setae, (ii) antenna 8 segmented, (iii) dorsal tubular ducts shorter than or equal to length of ventral tubular ducts, and (iv) preopercular pores numbering 6–22 in a group.














Coccus gymnospori ( Green, 1908 )

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


Lecanium gymnospori

Green, 1908 : 29