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 6A View Figure , 8A View Figure , 10A View Figure , 12A View Figure , 14A View Figure ); dorsal derm with clear areas lacking either pores or setae ( Figs 7 View Figure , 9 View Figure , 11 View Figure , 13 View Figure , 15 View Figure ); characteristic stigmatic spines numerous, arranged in and beside stigmatic clefts or on margin ( Figs 6C View Figure , 7C View Figure , 8C View Figure , 9B View Figure , 10D View Figure , 11K View Figure , 12C View Figure , 13A View Figure , 14D View Figure , 15B View Figure ) ( 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