Drepanococcus Williams & Watson, 1990

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: 8

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Drepanococcus Williams & Watson, 1990
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Genus Drepanococcus Williams & Watson, 1990 

Type species: Eriochiton cajani Maskell, 1891a  , by original designation.

Diagnosis. Anal cleft short, about 1/9 of body length. Dorsum with anal plates each with conical inner margin setae and apical setae ( Figs 3EView FIGURE 3, 5DView FIGURE 5); dorsal setae absent; and tubular ducts absent. Marginal setae conical ( Figs 3BView FIGURE 3, 5IView FIGURE 5); stigmatic clefts absent, each with a single stigmatic spine ( Figs 2DView FIGURE 2, 3AView FIGURE 3, 4DView FIGURE 4, 5IView FIGURE 5). Venter with multilocular discpores each with 10 loculi ( Figs 3GView FIGURE 3, 5EView FIGURE 5); tubular ducts of 1 or 2 types present over entire surface ( Figs 3HView FIGURE 3, 5GView FIGURE 5); antenna 7 or 8 segmented ( Figs 2CView FIGURE 2, 4CView FIGURE 4); legs without tibio-tarsal articulatory scleroses ( Fig. 3FView FIGURE 3) ( Williams & Watson 1990; Hodgson 1994).

Remarks. Drepanococcus  contains 4 species, mostly distributed on South-East Asia ( García Morales et al., 2016). Adult females of the genus are completely covered with a test of granular glassy wax in life. In slidemounted material, this genus is easily recognized by the single and long stigmatic spine opposite each spiracle ( Williams & Watson 1990).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae