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Kozar 2004 (Ortheziidae
Type species: Orthezia graminis Tinsley
by original designation
accepted valid name
- General Remarks: Kozár (2004) described Graminorthezia in the tribe Ortheziini, subfamily Ortheziinae. Detailed description of male in Vea, 2014.
- Systematics: Because Graminorthezia currently comprises 11 described species based on female morphology, the description of the adult male of G. graminis in Vea, 2014 acts for now as the generic diagnosis. She states that Graminorthezia is clearly distinguishable from Orthezia based on male morphology. The distinctive characters are the general shape of the setae covering the body and appendages, which were distinctly blunt apically; the appendages shorter than on the other species studied, and the larger and fewer ommatidia (i.e., about 60) in each compound eye.
- Structure: Mounted male: Body length 1.9 mm. Antenna nearly 1.17× body length (as opposed to 1.3 to 2.0 in other genera), most segments approximately subequal in length, with numerous fleshy setae randomly distributed. Body hairlike setae when visible, broad with a blunt apex; loculate pores, simple minute pores, and minute convex pores usually not visible. (Vea, 2014)
- Kozar2004: pp.272-273
[Key to the genera of Ortheziini]
description, distribution, pp. 272
structure, taxonomy, pp. 7-9
distribution, host, taxonomy, pp. 761
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