Valid Names Results
Ferris, 1955 (Pseudococcidae
Type species: Formicococcus tafoensis Strickland
by original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: The large amount of morphological variation in species of Delottococcus makes it difficult to diagnose the
genus. However, characters that are useful for identification of most specimens are: the presence of an anal bar; presence of oral-rim tubular ducts, often without a definite rim; presence of abdominal cerarii with no more than two conical setae and no auxiliary setae; presence of translucent pores on hind tibia; absence of translucent pores on hind coxa; and absence of a circulus. This is a difficult group of mealybugs to identify.
It would be highly beneficial to develop molecular data that might facilitate the identification process. (Miller & Giliomee, 2011)
- General Remarks: Good definition and characters given by Ferris (1955).