Heliococcus destructor Borchsenius,

Gavrilov, Ilya A., 2010, Descriptions of two new species of Pseudococcidae (Homoptera: Coccinea) and additions to the scale insect fauna of Bulgaria, Zootaxa 2635, pp. 32-40: 36

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.198404

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Heliococcus destructor Borchsenius


Heliococcus destructor Borchsenius  ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3)

K 661, Bulgaria, South Pirin Mts., road to Orelek Peak, about 1500 m, at the bases of stems of Silene  sp., 20.VI. 2009, one series of adult females.

Distribution. Switzerland, Poland, Ukraine, southern part of European Russia, Transcaucasia, Middle Asia, China. This is the first record from the Balkans.

Note. I am including a new, more detailed figure of H. destructor  which includes the anal ring structures, more detailed figures of the crateriform ducts and their distribution and some other small details which are absent from the figure of Danzig (2007).