Pulvinaria elongata Newstead, 1917

Caballero, Alejandro, Ramos-Portilla, Andrea Amalia & Kondo, Takumasa, 2017, Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) on sugarcane in Colombia, with description of a new species of Tillancoccus Ben-Dov (Coccidae), Zootaxa 4258 (5), pp. 490-500: 492

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4258.5.6

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pulvinaria elongata Newstead, 1917
status

 

Pulvinaria elongata Newstead, 1917  

Hosts. Polyphagous, reported from nine plant species belonging to three families ( García Morales et al. 2016).

Diagnosis. On slide: adult female extremely elongate or elliptical; marginal setae with sharply or bluntly pointed apices; submarginal area of head and thorax with numerous, widespread ventral tubular ducts; multilocular pores present on thorax between mesothoracic and metathoracic coxa; ventral tubular ducts absent medially from thorax ( Newstead 1917, Mamet 1958, Tanaka & Kondo 2015).

Distribution. Afrotropical, Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical and Palaearctic regions. In Colombia, P. elongata   was recorded in the departments of Risaralda and Valle del Cauca ( Girón et al. 2005).

Economic importance. Pulvinaria elongata   has been reported as a minor   pest of sugarcane ( Bustillo 2013) except when in a mutualistic association with Nylanderia fulva (Mayr)   ( Hymenoptera   : Formicidae   ), when it causes more serious damage ( Gómez & Lastra 1995).

Material studied. COLOMBIA: Caldas, Filadelfia , Vda. Balmoral, 1617 m a.s.l., 05°16′04.73″N, 75°33′00.73″W, 26.iv.2016, coll. C. Cardona, ex leaves of sugarcane, S. officinarum   , 10 ♀, UNAB voucher No. 1836 GoogleMaps   ; Valle del Cauca, Florida, Centro de Investigación para la Caña (Cenicaña), 21.iv.2004, ex stems of S. officinarum   , 7 ♀, UNAB voucher No. 1507.  

UNAB

Universidad Nacional, Facultad de Agronomia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Pulvinaria