Valid Names ResultsIcelococcus lithreae Hodgson & Miller, 2002 (Eriococcidae: Icelococcus)
- Icelococcus lithreae Hodgson & Miller 2002: 199-205. Type data: CHILE: Valparaiso, Hook, la Campana Parque Nacional, Olmué (Sector la Represa), on Lithraea caustica, 1/29/1986, by E. Zuniga. Holotype, female, Type depository: Santiago: Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; accepted valid name Notes: Paratypes in ANIC, BMNH, MNHN, UCDC and USNM. Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Lithraea caustica | HodgsoMi2002
- Valparaiso | HodgsoMi2002
- KondoHaCo2006: pp.34-35 ( Adult (F) ) [Revised key to adult females of the Eriococcidae of Chile]
- HodgsoMi2002: pp.193 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to adult females of genera and species of Eriococcidae known from Chile]
- Systematics: Icelococcus lithreae is unique in the adult female in the absence of translucent pores on the metacoxae, the structure of the microtubular ducts, which are sclerotized throughout, the position of the bulba an the presence of a sclerotized plate anterior of the anal lobes. However, the position of I. lithreae in a successively weighted cladogram requires that it be placed in a monotypic genus or that it be lumped in a genus containing Chilechiton lynnae, Eriochiton spp., I. nothofagi and Neoeriochiton clareae. Nevertheless, it is currently placed in Icelococcus until more taxa are known (Hodgson & Miller, 2002).
- Structure: Slide-mounted adult female with derm membranous, without nodules. Dorsum with enlarged setae slightly curved, of one size, arranged in segmental rows over most of surface. Microtubular ducts each with inner longitudinal line and with small apical piece at derm surface, and longer basal piece, sclerotized throughout; scattered over surface. Anal lobes sclerotized and triangular when orientated with dorsal surface facing up but in life probably lying on edge, with inner margins ventral and with series of conspicuous teeth on ventral margin (Hodgson & Miller, 2002).
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration of adult female, second-instar female and first-instar nymph by Hodgson & Miller (2002).