Trabutina mannipara (Hemprich & Ehrenberg),

Moghaddam, Masumeh, 2013, A review of the mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae, Putoidae and Rhizoecidae) of Iran, with descriptions of four new species and three new records for the Iranian fauna, Zootaxa 3632 (1), pp. 1-107: 87-89

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Trabutina mannipara (Hemprich & Ehrenberg)


Trabutina mannipara (Hemprich & Ehrenberg) 

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Coccus manniparus Hemprich & Ehrenberg  in Ehrenberg, 1829: 1. Trabutina leonardii Sivestri  in Leonardi, 1920: 451. Trabutina palestina Bodenheimer, 1927: 179  . Trabutina bogdanovikatjkovi Borchsenius, 1941: 131  . Trabutina mannipara  ; Ben-Dov, 1988: 389.

DIAGNOSIS. Antennae 6 or 7 segmented. Legs well developed; hind coxa, and sometimes hind tibia, swollen, with translucent pores on coxa and sometimes on femur. Long setae surrounding anal ring, numbering 70−90. Body setae normal, conical, becoming shorter anteriorly. Multilocular disc pores on venter present across most abdominal segments, and scattered on head; sometimes a few located on dorsum anterior to anal ring. Trilocular pores most abundant posteriorly on dorsum and near ostioles; others present on venter, mainly in submarginal areas. Discoidal pores of 2 sizes: larger pores with thick irregular rims, conspicuous, situated anterior to anal ring, and smaller pores sparse in submarginal areas. Oral collar ducts of 3 sizes: smallest ducts on dorsal abdominal segments; intermediate-sized ducts mostly on dorsum of abdomen but also some on head and thorax, plus some on venter of abdomen and on lateral areas of thorax; largest ducts conspicuously larger than other 2 types, each wider than a trilocular pore, most abundant on dorsum and venter of head and thorax.

DISTRIBUTION. Oriental, Palaearctic: Egypt, France, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkey. In Iran, T. mannipara  occurs in Esfahan. Only known on Tamaricaceae (Ben-Dov et al., 2012)  .

MATERIAL EXAMINED. Esfahan: Natanz, Abiyaneh, 8 adult Ƥ, on Tamarix  sp. ( Tamaricaceae  ), 2011, 1688 m.

COMMENTS. The ovisac of T. mannipara  is soft, usually light brown, dorsomedially with a band of white wax from anterior end and with dark areas surrounding the anal opening. T. mannipara  is mainly found in the Palaearctic region.

The accompanying illustration is reproduced from Danzig & Miller (1996) with kind permission from the authors and the President, Israel Journal of Entomology.