Polystomophora arakensis Moghaddam,

Moghaddam, Masumeh, 2013, A review of the mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae, Putoidae and Rhizoecidae) of Iran, with descriptions of four new species and three new records for the Iranian fauna, Zootaxa 3632 (1), pp. 1-107: 68

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Polystomophora arakensis Moghaddam


Polystomophora arakensis Moghaddam 

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Polystomophora arakensis Moghaddam  : Moghaddam & Alikhani, 2010: 12–14. Holotype adult Ƥ, Iran, Arak. DIAGNOSIS. Mounted female broadly oval. Antennae 9 segmented. Legs moderately developed; claw with a denticle. Translucent pores present on hind femur and tibia. Cerarii absent except anal lobe cerarii; each with 2 long slender setae plus a few trilocular pores. Anal ring rounded, located at some distance from apex. Circulus present, notched on each side. Both pairs of ostioles well developed. Setae on dorsal and ventral surface all flagellate. Dorsal multilocular disc pores scattered across head, thorax, abdominal segments I –IV, and on margin and midline of abdominal segments V –VII; also present on venter, across midline of thorax and all abdominal segments, and posterior to vulva. Ventral quinquelocular disc pores present on midline of thoracic segments and anterior abdominal segments. Trilocular disc pores evenly distributed on dorsum and venter. Oral collar ducts sparse on both dorsum and venter.

DISTRIBUTION. Palaearctic: Iran. In Iran, P. arakensis  occurs in Markazi.

MATERIAL EXAMINED: Markazi: Arak, 15 adult Ƥ, on Atraphaxis  sp. ( Polygonaceae  ), 1726 m., 10.x. 2009 (M. Alikhani).