Heterococcopsis lonicerae Borchsenius

Kaydan, Bora, 2011, Revision of Heterococcopsis Borchsenius (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae), with description of a new genus with two new species from Turkey, Zootaxa 2970, pp. 49-62: 51-53

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.203960

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Heterococcopsis lonicerae Borchsenius


Heterococcopsis lonicerae Borchsenius 

Material examined: Lectotype adult female (here designated) + 2 paralectotype adult females (on 1 slide): Kazakhstan, Alma-Ata, Lonicera  tatarica ( Caprifoliaceae  ), Saygurov, 02.vi. 36 ( ZIAS: 80 / 37). Lectotype specimen in circle on left side, other 2 specimens indicated as paralectotypes.

Adult female ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1)

Live appearance: Body oval.

Mounted material. Body elongate oval, 1.80 –2.00 mm long, 0.82–1.28 mm wide. Eyes located on margin, each 30 µm wide. Antenna 9 segmented, 270 – 235 µm long; apical segment 35–45 µm long, 17.5 –20.0 µm wide, with apical setae 27.5 –30.0 µm long and with 3 fleshy setae, each 27.5 –30.0 µm long. Clypeolabral shield 150–165 µm long, 110 µm wide. Labium 80–90 µm long, 62.5 –70.0 µm wide. Anterior spiracles 37.5 –45.0 µm long, 20–25 µm wide across atrium; posterior spiracles 50 µm long, 22.5 –25.0 µm wide across atrium. Circuli numbering 3, each oval in shape, each 35 µm, 32.5 µm and 20 µm wide respectively. Legs well developed; coxa 70–80 µm long, hind trochanter + femur 130–145 µm long, hind tibia + tarsus 155–160 µm long, hind claw 20.0– 22.5 µm long. Ratio of lengths of hind tibia + tarsus to hind trochanter + femur 1.10–1.19: 1, ratio of lengths of hind tibia to tarsus 1.71–1.83: 1, ratio of length of hind trochanter + femur to greatest width of femur 3.71–4.14: 1. Tarsal digitules setose, each 15–20 µm long. Claw digitules simalar and capitate, each 17.5 –20.0 μm long, knobbed and thicker than tarsal digitules. Translucent pores present on tibia of hind legs, totalling 32–43. Posterior pairs of ostioles present, each with 4 trilocular pores and 3 setae; anterior ostiole, not easy to detect or poorly developed. Anal ring 55 µm wide, with 6 anal ring setae, each seta 50–60 µm long.

Dorsum. Cerarii numbering 2 pairs, situated on posterior 2 abdominal segments: anal lobe cerarii each with 2 conical setae (each 14–16 µm long) plus 5 trilocular pores and C 17 each with 2 conical setae (each 15 µm long) plus 2 trilocular pores. Dorsal body setae spine-like, each 5.0– 7.5 µm long. Multilocular pores each 6.25–7.5 µm wide with more than 10 loculi, present across posterior 2 abdominal segments and along body margin. Quinquelocular pores each 5 µm in diameter, scattered over dorsum but absent from last abdominal segment. Trilocular pores each 4–5 µm in diameter, restricted to last abdominal segment, cerarii and posterior ostioles. Oral-collar tubular ducts, each 9–11 µm long, 2–3 µm wide, present in a transverse row across last abdominal IV-VIII segments and along body margin.

Venter. Setae slender, each 20–55 µm long, longest setae present medially on head; apical setae of anal lobe 75–105 µm long. Multilocular disc pores each 7.5 –8.0 µm in diameter, present across abdominal segments IV −VIII + IX as follows: 0–6 pores on posterior margins of segment IV, 1–12 pores on posterior margins of V, 18–22 pores on posterior margins of VI, 30–32 across full width of VII, 19–34 across full width of VIII + IX. Quinquelocular and heptalocular pores each 4–5 µm wide, scattered over venter. Oral-collar tubular ducts each 8–11 µm long, 2.5 – 3.0 µm wide, present in a row on last abdominal segment and on margins and submargins of each abdominal segment; ducts distributed as follows: 2–4 on segment I; 2–4 on II; 1–4 on III; 3–4 on IV; 4 on V; 4 on VI; 4–6 on VII; and 4–6 on VIII and a few on the metathorax and the mesothorax.

Comment: For discussion, see under Heterobrevinia  gen. nov. below.