Valid Names ResultsFerrisia milleri Kaydan & Gullan, 2012 (Pseudococcidae: Ferrisia)
- Ferrisia milleri Kaydan & Gullan 2012: 35-37. Type data: PUERTO RICO: nr Sabana, 7/16/1977, on Calophyllum sp., by S. Nakahara. Holotype, female, Type depository: Washington: United States National Entomological Collection, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, District of Columbia, USA; accepted valid name Illustr.
Families: 2 | Genera: 2
- Puerto Rico & Vieques Island
- Puerto Rico | KaydanGu2012
- KaydanGu2012: pp.11-12 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to species of Ferrisia based on adult females]
- Systematics: urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:D24DD971-A7FA-403A-B0A0-590D02B63BD7
Ferrisia milleri is most similar to F. cristinae, F. ecuadorensis, F. kondoi and F. williamsi, but can be distinguished readily by having clusters of small oral-collar tubular ducts on the ventral margins of all body segments (present on segments II-VIII in F. ecuadorensis, usually confined to VI-VII in F. cristinae and F. williamsi, and VI-VII or VII-VIII in F. kondoi). The adult female of F. milleri also differs from that of F. virgata in the position of the discoidal pores, which is adjacent to the rim of each duct opening of both dorsal enlarged tubular ducts and ventral oral-collar tubular ducts (discoidal pores rarely adjacent to rim of duct openings in F. virgata). This species is also similar to some specimens of F. gilli by having small oral-collar tubular duct clusters on all body segments, but can be separated from the latter by the presence of anterior ostioles and presence multilocular pores on abdominal segment VI (both features absent in F. gilli) (Kaydan & Gullan, 2012).
- Structure: Ferrisia milleri can be diagnosed by having the following combination of features: clusters of small oral-collar tubular ducts on ventral margins of all body segments, but ducts usually in loose clusters; ventral oral-collar tubular ducts generally associated with 1 or 2 discoidal pores around duct rim, pores nearly as large as duct opening and very close to duct opening, each 2.5-3.5 ìm in diameter; dorsal enlarged tubular ducts totalling 51-68 throughout dorsum, rim of each duct mostly with 1 or 2 oval discoidal pores usually associated with rim of duct opening; number of multilocular disc pores on venter of abdominal segments as follows: 1-3 on VI, 12-20 on VII, and 10-23 on VIII + IX; both pairs of ostioles present and well developed; antennae 7 or 8 segmented. (Kaydan & Gullan, 2012)
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration in Kaydan & Gullan, 2012.
- KaydanGu2012: description, distribution, host, illustration, structure, taxonomy, 35-37