Ceroplastes destructor

Hodgson, Chris J. & Peronti, Ana L. B. G., 2012, 3372, Zootaxa 3372, pp. 1-265: 49

publication ID

1175­5334

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3B168794-FFBA-F82C-FF1A-F9DABEBFE20A

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Ceroplastes destructor
status

 

Key to adult females of C. destructor   -group

1. Caudal process well developed, becoming long, very broad at base and usually strongly sclerotised when mature; most stigmatic setae with a pronounced flange around their base; at least some dorsal setae capitate....... C. destructor Newstead  

- Caudal process always short; most stigmatic setae without any sign of a flange or (at most) a slight broadening around their base; dorsal setae rarely capitate.......................................................................... 2

2. Caudal process not becoming heavily sclerotised, even in oldest individuals (when appears only as dark as or paler than sclerotised dorsum); each anal lobe without long setae, these apparently displaced a short distance along margin................................................................................................. C. brevicauda Hall  

- Caudal process becoming heavily sclerotised, much more sclerotised than dorsum on oldest individuals; each anal lobe with a long anal lobe seta..................................................................... C. luteolus De Lotto  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Ceroplastes