Ceroputo pilosellae Šulc,

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: 15

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Ceroputo pilosellae Šulc


Ceroputo pilosellae Šulc 

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Ceroputo pilosellae Šulc, 1898: 2  . Phenacoccus tomlini Green, 1930: 320  . Phenacoccus asteri Takahashi, 1932: 43  . Phenacoccus ferrisi Kiritshenko, 1936 a: 140  . Phenacoccus euphorbiaefolius Bodenheimer, 1943: 17  . Phenacoccus poterii Bodenheimer, 1943: 32  . Ceroputo pannosus Borchsenius, 1949: 288  . Ceroputo clematidis Matesova, 1957: 165  . Leococcus erigeroneus Kanda, 1959: 240  . Puto jarudensis Tang, 1992: 600  .

DIAGNOSIS. Body of adult female broadly oval. Antennae 8 or 9 segmented. Legs with many long setae; tibia twice as long as tarsus. Claws with broad base and large denticle. Cerarii numbering 18 pairs; each cerarius on a sclerotized plate with numerous thick setae and trilocular pores. Circulus usually with narrow lateral extensions. Multilocular disc pores present medially in short transverse rows on ventral abdominal segments V –VII, and posterior to vulva. Quinquelocular pores scattered medially on ventral thoracic segments, and anterior abdominal segments. Trilocular pores numerous on both surfaces. Conical setae in transverse rows on dorsum, and slender setae present on venter. Oral collar ducts numerous on venter, medially on head and thoracic segments, plus a few laterally of abdominal segment VII.

DISTRIBUTION. Oriental, Palaearctic: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. In Iran, C. pilosellae  occurs in Azarbaijan -e Gharbi, Hamadan, Ilam and Kermanshah. C. pilosellae  is known from 17 plant families worldwide (Ben-Dov et al., 2012).

MATERIAL EXAMINED. Azarbaijan -e Gharbi: Mahabad, 8 adult Ƥ, 30.viii. 2007, 1638 m.; Oshnaviyeh, Ghasemlou Valley, 9 adult Ƥ, 13.x. 2007, 1625 m. Hamadan: Toyserkan, 12 adult Ƥ, 6.vii. 2006, 1841 m. Ilam: Ilam, Eyvan, 1 adult Ƥ, 4.x. 2005, 1272 m.; Ilam, Meymeh, Malekshahi, 3 adult Ƥ, 3.x. 2005, 1460 m.; Ilam, Sivand Mountain, 6 adult Ƥ, 25.vii. 2006, 2222 m. Kermanshah: Gilan Gharb, 8 adult Ƥ, 31.v. 2006, 861 m.; Kermanshah, 4 adult Ƥ, 1.vi. 2006; Kermanshah, Biseton, 2 adult Ƥ, 29.v. 2006, 1310 m.; all on Euphorbia  sp. ( Euphorbiaceae  ). Kermanshah: Eslamabad, Sarmast, 8 adult Ƥ, on Echinops ritro  ( Asteraceae  ), 31.v. 2006, 1920 m.

COMMENTS. C. pilosellae  was recorded for the first time from Iran by Bodenheimer (1943) and is mainly found on pasture plants in the West of Iran.