Odonaspis bouldersensis Ben-Dov

Ben-Dov, Yair, 2015, Description of a new species of Odonaspis Leonardi (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae) from Australia, Zootaxa 3980 (3), pp. 447-449: 447-448

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3980.3.9

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Odonaspis bouldersensis Ben-Dov
status

n. sp.

Odonaspis bouldersensis Ben-Dov   , n. sp.

Adult female ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ).

Material examined. AUSTRALIA, Queensland, Boulders National Park, on undetermined Poaceae   , 21.ii. 2004; holotype adult female (C- 5519: 1) and 7 paratype adult females (C- 5519). The holotype and 3 paratypes will be deposited in ANIC; 2 paratypes will be deposited at ICVI, and one paratype at each of MNHN and BMNH.

Scale cover of the adult female not available for study.

Body elongate-oval, 0.4–0.75 mm long, 0.2–0.4 mm wide. Margin of pygidial segment VIII forming a rounded projection, with a notch on each lateral margin. With distinct indentations at posterior ends of intersegmental furrows between all abdominal segments. Intersegmental furrows between segments VIII & VII, VII & VI, and VI & V distinct ventrally but absent dorsally. Scleroses present at posterior ends of intersegmental furrows between segments VIII & VII and VII & VI. Marginal setae, each 20–30 µm long, conspicuously projecting from pygidial margins of segments VIII –V both ventrally and dorsally. Crenulae present medially on venter of abdomen segments II, III, IV & V. One-barred ducts restricted to margins and submargins of abdominal segments I –V and areas of dorsum and venter of pygidium as illustrated; each about 7 µm long on head and thorax, and about 15 µm long on pygidium. Ducts absent on both dorsum and venter from head, first thoracic segment and from median and submedian areas of abdomen I –V where crenulae present. Gland tubercles absent. Anus on dorsum placed about 15 times its diameter from posterior apex of pygidium. Vulva placed on venter anteriorly to anal opening at a distance of about twice anus diameter. Perivulvar pores in two groups only placed laterally to vulva, each group with 19–28 pentalocular pores placed laterally to vulva. Anterior and posterior spiracles each with 1–5 pentalocular pores. Antennae with a single seta.

Etymology. The species epithet refers to the name of the Boulders National Park where this species was collected and – ensis meaning origin or place.

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

ICVI

The Volcani Center

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Genus

Odonaspis