Coccus narcodes Anderson

Williams, D. J., 2002, Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) described by James Anderson M. D. of Madras, Journal of Natural History 36 (2), pp. 237-246: 243

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930010023475

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6D01C038-FE09-FF91-FE2B-B237FEF5FC23

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Coccus narcodes Anderson
status

 

Coccus narcodes Anderson  

Coccus narcodes Anderson, 1788a: 2   , 4; 1788b: 25, 26; Signoret, 1877: 621; Fernald, 1903: 326.

14 Anderson described this insect as`I ®nd ... and on a Tree which is very common here named Wodier   by the Tamuls, some of the Branches are covered with a very Torpid Coccus Insect   , to which I have given the Speci®c name Narcodes. It was at listed by Anderson (1788a: 4) as`The Coccus Narcodes   , on the Wodier   ’.

The wodier   tree is currently known as Lannea coromandelica   and Anderson may have been referring to the mealybug known today as Planococcoides robustus Ezzat   of and McConnell, recorded from India on this plant. Although the correct identity of C. narcodes   is impossible to determine from such a brief description, the name probably refers to a mealybug of the family Pseudococcidae   . It should remain under its original name.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Coccus

Loc

Coccus narcodes Anderson

Williams, D. J. 2002
2002
Loc

Coccus narcodes

FERNALD, M. E. 1903: 326
SIGNORET, V. 1877: 621
ANDERSON, J. 1788: 2
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