Valid Names Results
Koteja & Poinar 2001 (Kukaspididae
Koteja & Poinar
Type species: Kukaspis usingeri Koteja & Poinar
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- Biology: This family is extinct (Koteja & Poinar, 2001).
- Structure: Archeococcid (Orthezioidea) with a circle of 10-12 unicorneal eyes; pedicel short, cylindrical flagellar segments, antennal setae short, capitate setae absent; scutum oval, large subrectangular membrane very short, tubular scutellum with oval foramen; mesopostnotum separated from scutellum by a large membrane; wings elongate-oval, finely sculptured; microtrichia absent; subcostal and cubital ridges weak, with only posterior flexing membrane developed; halters narrow, with 2 setae; legs short, all trochanters with numerous setae, tarsal and ungual digitules capitate; tail organs consisting of 4 soft waxy filaments arising from last abdominal tergite; penial sheath with a globose basal capsule and stylus with hooked apex, latter with a hook-like extension dorsally; aedaegus acute, extending beyond apex of penial sheath (Koteja & Poinar, 2001).
description, distribution, illustration, taxonomy, pp. 357-358