Valid Names Results
LaPolla & Miller in LaPolla et al. 2008 (Ortheziidae
LaPolla & Miller in LaPolla et al.
Type species: Acropygorthezia williamsi LaPolla & Miller
type designation unknown
accepted valid name
- Systematics: Characters in this species that are unlike any found in other ortheziids include: the structure and position of the anal opening; the seze and shape of the antennae; the structure of the mesosternal and metasternal apopyhyses; the lack of both wax plates and an ovisac band; and the occurrence of only 2 sensoria on each surfact of the trochanter. The adult male is unique by having the aedeagus situated ventrally and oriented anteriorly, with a hinge structure near the apex of the abdomen. Characters that might be useful in discovering affinities between Acropygorthezia and other genera include: the number of abdominal spiracles; the position of the abdominal spiracles, and the fusion of the tibia and tarsus.
- Structure: Adult female, and third-, second-, and first-instar nymphs. Wax plates and ovisac band absent; mesosternal and metasternal apophyses large and simple (not bifurcate); antennae reduced in size; eyes absent; trochanter and femur fused; 2 pairs of sensoria on trochanter; tibial sensoria absent; tibia and tarsus fused; abdoninal spiracles dorsal; without setae or pores in anal ring, anal ring located dorsally in middle of abdomen; labium 3-segmented; dome-shaped setae present on body; quadrilocular pores few.
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