Antecerococcus corokiae (Maskell),

Chris J. Hodgson & Douglas J. Williams, 2016, (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha, Coccomorpha) with particular reference to species from the Afrotropical, western Palaearctic and western Oriental Regions, with the revival of Antecerococcus Green and description of a new genus and fifteen new species, and with ten new synonomies, Zootaxa 4091 (1), pp. 1-175: 131

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Antecerococcus corokiae (Maskell)

comb. nov.

Antecerococcus corokiae (Maskell)  , comb. nov.

Solenophora corokiae Maskell 1890: 141–142  .

Solenococcus corokiae  ; Fernald 1903: 58. Change of combination. Cerococcus corokiae  ; Green 1917: 87. Change of combination.

Type details. NEW ZEALAND, South Island, Reefton, on Corokia cotoneaster  ( Escalloniaceae  ). Depositories: USNM: lectotype (designated by Lambdin & Kosztarab 1977: 90) adf (mounted from specimens obtained by Morrison from the Maskell collection, labelled Maskell coll. # 110, NZ). Also 2 / 4 adff marked paralectotype, (re)mounted by Lambdin, labelled Cerococcus corokiae  on Corokia cotoneaster  , NZ, -. iv. 1889 & 90, WMMaskell (looks like some of these data may have been added by Lambdin). Also 2 slides each with 2 adff that look like original Maskell mounts, labelled paralectotypes, label data on 1 slide simply Solenophora corokiae  New Zealand (Maskell) 7892 177 / 3 and on the other Solenophora corokiae (Mask.)  on Corokia  ?, N. Zealand, WMMaskell, Co. Type. Also a paralectotype slide with 7 first-instar nymphs mounted from dry material by Morrison, same data as lectotype (Miller, pers. comm.). BMNH: Cerococcus corokiae  on Corokia cotoneaster  , NZ, -. iv. 1889 & 90, WMMaskell: 1 / 3 adff paralectotypes. NZAC: paralectotypes labelled: Solenophora corokiae Maskell  , on Corokia cotoneaster, Sept. 1889  , W.M.M: 1 / 1 adf, 1 /?adf?, 1 / 1 male, 1 / 1 second-stage f (Lambdin and Kosztarab (1977) mention 3 slides with 5 adff). BME: 1 / 2 paralectotype adff.

Comment. No material of this species has been seen during this study. Based on Lambdin and Kosztarab’s (1977) description and illustration, the adult female of A. corokiae  is characterised by the following combination of character-states: (i) dorsum with two sizes of 8 -shaped pores; (ii) large 8 -shaped pores sparse medially on cephalothorax, around margins and on either side of stigmatic pore bands; (iii) presence of 8 -shaped pores within apices of stigmatic pore bands unknown; (iv) large 8 -shaped pores present in a band along margins of posterior abdominal segments; (v) cribriform plates present in submedial groups of 4–7 plates, some occasionally fused, on each side of segment IV; (vi) leg stubs absent; (vii) posterior stigmatic bands bifurcated; (viii) multilocular discpores in sparse bands across all abdominal segments and submarginally on metathorax, and (ix) small pores, presumably quinquelocular disc-pores, present in a submarginal band between each antenna and posterior spiracles.

The adult female of A. corokiae  falls within Group D in the key to species of Antecerococcus  and keys out close to A. parahybensis  from Brazil.