Protomorgania Dooley and Evans

Dooley Iii, John W. & Evans, Gregory A., 2012, A new genus and species of armored scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from Australia found in the historic Koebele Collection of the California Academy of Sciences John W. Dooley III, Insecta Mundi 2012 (218), pp. 1-14 : 4

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Protomorgania Dooley and Evans

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Protomorgania Dooley and Evans , gen. nov.

Type species. Protomorgania koebelei Dooley and Evans , sp. nov.

Diagnosis. Protomorgania Dooley and Evans is a monotypic genus that belongs to the subfamily Aspidiotinae based on presence of macroducts of the 1-barred type. Unlike many of the aspidiotine genera, it has perispiracular pores associated with the spiracles. It is similar to several of the genera treated herein in that they have a relatively broad body with a constriction or incision between the prothorax and mesothorax with most of the species in this group lack perivulvar pores. It can be distinguished from these genera by the following combination of characters: anterior and posterior spiracles with associated perispiracular pores; dorsum of the pygidium not reticulated; L 1 lobes fused ventrally, appressed dorsally. It is most similar to Neomorgania (MacGillvray, 1921) but can be distinguished from that genus by having: the anterior and posterior spiracles with associated pores; L 1 lobes fused ventrally, appressed dorsally; and a tubercle present on lateral margin of the cephalon; in Neomorgonia, only the anterior spiracles have associated pores; the L 1 lobes are appressed ventrally and dorsally; and it lacks the tubercle on lateral margin of the cephalon.











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