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TIP. Revista especializada en ciencias químico-biológicas

versión impresa ISSN 1405-888X

TIP vol.8 no.1 México jun. 2005

 

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Redescription of Octolecanium perconvexum (Cockerell), new genus and new combination, with description of a new species from Guatemala (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae)

Redescripción de Octolecanium perconvexum (Cockerell), nuevo género y nueva combinación, con la descripción de una nueva especie de Guatemala (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae)

Takumasa Kondo1 

Michael L. Williams2 

Penny Gullan3 

1Department of Entomology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8584, USA. E-mail: tkondo@ucdavis.edu.

2Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, 301 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL 36849-5413, Alabama, USA. E-mail: mlwillia@acesag.auburn.edu.

3Department of Entomology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8584, USA. E-mail: pjgullan@ucdavis.edu.


Abstract

Neolecanium perconvexum (Cockerell) is transferred to the new genus Octolecanium Kondo. The adult female and first-instar nymph are redescribed and described respectively. A new species, O. guatemalensis Kondo is also described based on the adult female. A key to separate the two species is given.

Key Words: Brazil; coccid; Guatemala; new genus; Octolecanium

Resumen

Neolecanium perconvexum (Cockerell) se transfiere al nuevo género Octolecanium Kondo. La hembra adulta y la ninfa del primer estadio son redescrita y descrita respectivamente. También se describe la hembra adulta de una nueva especie, O. guatemalensis Kondo. Se provee una clave para separar las dos especies.

Palabras Clave: Brasil; cóccido; Guatemala; nuevo género; Octolecanium

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Acknowledgements

We are thankful to Dr. Douglass Miller of the United States National Museum, and to Dr. Roberto Brandão of the Museu Zoologico de São Paulo for the loan of the material studied. Many thanks to Dr. Geoffrey Morse and two anonymous reviewers for kindly reviewing the manuscript. This research was supported in part by grant DEB-0118718 from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy program) to P.J. Gullan.

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Received: February 10, 2005; Accepted: May 17, 2005

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