Ceroplastodes Cockerell, 1893

Hodgson, Chris J., 2021, New genera, new species and new combinations for some African Coccomorpha (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Zootaxa 5020 (1), pp. 57-80: 68

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scientific name

Ceroplastodes Cockerell, 1893
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Genus Ceroplastodes Cockerell, 1893  

Type species: Ceroplastodes dugesii Cockerell, 1893  

Ceroplastodes   is a New World genus, with the type species found in Mexico and some southern U.S.A. states; five other Ceroplastodes species   occur in the New World. Of the non-New World species, C. melaleucae ( Green, 1900)   occurs in Australia and is not congeneric with C. dugesii   (Gullan & Hodgson in prep.); C. wandoorensis Yousuf & Shafee, 1988   , is only known from the Andaman Is. and is very unlikely to belong to Ceroplastodes   , whilst C. ritchiei Laing, 1925   and C. zavatarii Bellio, 1939   are known only from Africa. Both of these species are fully described by Hodgson (1971). Neither of them is congeneric with C. dugesii   , and here both are transferred to Drepanococcus Williams & Watson (1990)   as D. ritchiei (Laing)   comb. nov. ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 ) and D. zavattarii (Bellio)   comb. nov. ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae