Valid Names ResultsCapulinia luma Kondo & Gullan, 2016 (Eriococcidae: Capulinia)
- Capulinia luma Kondo & Gullan 2016: 485. Type data: ARGENTINA: Neuquén province, near Villa de la Angustura, 40°51'28"S 71°36'50"W. 780 m a.s.l. on Luma apiculata, 1/27/2010, by P.J. Gullan. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Tucuman: Fundacion e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Universidade Nactional de Tucuman, Argentina; accepted valid name Notes: PARATYPES: same data as holotype: 20/20 adult females (10 slides IMLA; 5 slides, including DNA voucher LGC02389, ANIC; 6 slides UNCB) & 5/55 1st-instar nymphs (2 slides IMLA; 2 slides ANIC; 1 slide UNCB) Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Luma apiculata | KondoGuCo2016
- Argentina | KondoGuCo2016
- KondoGuCo2016: pp.478-479 ( Adult (F) First instar ) [Capulinia species]
- Systematics: First-instar nymphs share the following morphological characteristics with the nymphs of C. linarosae, C. orbiculata and C. sallei: (i) 6 segmented antennae; (ii) dorsal setae all of one type, spinose with rounded to bluntly pointed apex, although varying in setal shape among species, (iii) marginal setae of same type and distributed several per segment on head and thorax and in a double line on the abdomen (ie. a pair of setae on each side of each segment; (iv) anal lobes poorly differentiated and not sclerotized; (v) loculate pores restricted to cavity laterad to each priable; (vi) paired claw and tarsal digitules similar to each other. It can be distinguished from these species by having (i) 4 longitudinal lines of robust spiinose setae on the dorsal abdomen, excluding the marginal lines (other species have 2 dorsal lines); (ii) 6 longitudinal lines of setae on ventral abdomen (other species have none or 4 lines of setae); and (iii) microtubular ducts absent on both dorsum and venter (C. linarosae has microtubular ducts on the dorsum only whereas Cuban specimens of C. sallei have microtubular ducts on both dorsum and veneter; it is not known whether these ducts are present in C. orbiculata.
- Structure: Adult female body globular to slightly turbinate depending on maturity, 1.6-2.2 mm long, 1.2-1.7 mm wide. Segmentation apparent at least medially to submedially on dorsum and venter. First-instar nymph elongate oval, whitish to cream-white in color. Mounted body ovoid.
- Biology: Occurs on the trunk of its host, covered in a mass of loose white cottony wax, forming a large waxy mass when many females are close together.
- General Remarks: Detailed description, illustration and photographs in Kondo, Gullan & Cook, 2016.
- KondoGuCo2016: description, diagnosis, distribution, host, illustration, key, taxonomy, 471-491