Rhizoecus pseudocacticans Hambleton

Kaydan, Mehmet Bora, Benedicty, Zsuzsanna Konczne, Kiss, Balazs & Szita, Eva, 2016, A survey of scale insects in soil samples from Europe (Hemiptera, Coccomorpha), ZooKeys 565, pp. 1-28: 21-23

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Rhizoecus pseudocacticans Hambleton


Taxon classification Animalia Hemiptera Rhizoecidae

Rhizoecus pseudocacticans Hambleton   Fig. 5

Material examined.

Spain: 1 ♀ - Canary Islands, Tenerife, Masca, 450 m a.s.l., 20.x.2008, leg. Jely Z., soil (PPI: 11938, HNHM: E-2531).

Host plants.

Crassula   sp., Kalanchoe tomentosa   , Sedum   sp. ( Crassulaceae  ), Aloe   sp. ( Liliaceae  ) ( García et al. 2015).


United States of America ( García et al. 2015), Spain.


This species is characterized by the lack of multilocular pores on both the dorsum and venter and in having very few oral collar tubular ducts on the dorsum. This species is similar to Rhizoecus cacticans   and Rhizoecus leucosomus   , but differs from both in having more anal ring pores. In addition, this species is also similar to Rhizoecus nakaharai   but differs in having a longer labium. However, these are poor characteristics upon which to base species differences and so a drawing of this species is presented here. Detailed descriptions of the above mentioned species are available in Kozár and Konczné Benedicty (2007).