Phenacoccus perillustris Borchsenius,

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: 57

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Phenacoccus perillustris Borchsenius


Phenacoccus perillustris Borchsenius 

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Phenacoccus perillustris Borchsenius, 1949: 215  .

DIAGNOSIS. Body of female broadly oval. Antennae normally 9 segmented. Legs well developed; claw with a denticle. Cerarii numbering 17 or 18 pairs. Anal lobe cerarii with 2 enlarged lanceolate setae, plus 1 small seta and 12–15 trilocular pores. Anterior cerarii each with 2 lanceolate setae and 3 or 4 trilocular pores, except ocular pair with 3 setae. Ostioles well developed. Circulus present, produced laterally. Multilocular disc pores present on venter only; across posterior edges of abdominal segments III –VII, anterior edges of segment VII, and posterior to vulva. Quinquelocular pores numerous, present medially on thorax and anterior edges of abdominal segments I –V on venter only. Trilocular pores and discoidal pores evenly dispersed. Dorsal oral collar ducts of 1 size, in a single row across thorax and abdominal segments; also on venter, of 2 sizes: large type as on dorsum, scattered on thorax and anterior margins of abdominal segments, and a small type present medially on posterior abdominal segments.

DISTRIBUTION. Palaearctic: China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In Iran, P. perillustris  occurs in Esfahan and Kerman. It is known from 4 plant families worldwide (Ben-Dov et al., 2012).

MATERIAL EXAMINED. Esfahan: Natanz, Bidhand, 2 adults Ƥ, on Berberis vulgaris  ( Berberidaceae  ), 18.v. 2009, Alt 2349 m.

COMMENTS. The plant family Sapindaceae  is a new record for P. perillustris  .