Ceroplastes Gray, 1828

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: 10-11

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Ceroplastes Gray, 1828
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Genus Ceroplastes Gray, 1828 

Type species: Coccus (Ceroplastes) janeirensis Gray, 1828  , by subsequent designation.

Diagnosis. Mature adult females hemispherical, with a sclerotised caudal process, entirely covered with a thick wax; wax test with distinct shape and color ( Figs 6AView FIGURE 6, 8AView FIGURE 8, 10AView FIGURE 10, 12AView FIGURE 12, 14AView FIGURE 14); dorsal derm with clear areas lacking either pores or setae ( Figs 7View FIGURE 7, 9View FIGURE 9, 11View FIGURE 11, 13View FIGURE 13, 15View FIGURE 15); characteristic stigmatic spines numerous, arranged in and beside stigmatic clefts or on margin ( Figs 6CView FIGURE 6, 7CView FIGURE 7, 8CView FIGURE 8, 9BView FIGURE 9, 10DView FIGURE 10, 11KView FIGURE 11, 12CView FIGURE 12, 13AView FIGURE 13, 14DView FIGURE 14, 15BView FIGURE 15) ( Gill 1988; Hodgson 1994; Hodgson & Peronti 2012).

Remarks. Ceroplastes  is a large genus, comprising about 144 described species from all zoogeographical regions ( García Morales et al. 2016). In the field, members of the genus are easily recognized by the thick wax test on the dorsum of the adult female. Adult female Ceroplastes  differ from all other Lao Coccidae  species in possessing characteristic stigmatic spines ( Hodgson & Peronti 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae