Valid Names ResultsLecanaclerda macropoda Hodgson & Millar, 2002 (Aclerdidae: Lecanaclerda)
- Lecanaclerda macropoda Hodgson & Millar 2002: 474. Type data: SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape, Sir Lowry's Pass, on roots and leaf bases of Plagiochloa uniolae; collected J.H. Giliomee, 23.xi.1977.. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Pretoria: South African National Collection of Insects, South Africa; accepted valid name Illustr.
- Lecanoclerda macropoda; Hodgson 2020: 216. misspelling of genus name
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Tribolium uniolae | HodgsoMi2002IMa | (= Plagiochloa uniolae)
- South Africa | HodgsoMi2002IMa
- Systematics: The adult female of L. macropoda appears to fall between the families Aclerdidae and Coccidae. It shares the following characters with Aclerdidae (characters unknown in Coccidae): posterior margin of the abdomen sclerotized with a crenulated margin; single anal plate (although split almost its entire length); presence of elongate anal tube apodemes (internal apodemes are present in Coccidae but they are usually bladelike and much less distinct); presence of an inner ventral groove lying between the anal tube apodemes; and an anterior extension of the clypeolabral shield (rare in Coccidae). On the other hand, it shares with Coccidae (characters otherwise unknown in Aclerdidae) the presence of: well developed legs and antennae; pregenital multilocular disc-pores on the abdomen and tubular ducts more or less throughout both the dorsum and the venter (rare medically on aclerdids). The male of L. macropida differs from the males of Aclerda species in (character states of Aclerda in brackets): having a claw with a denticle (denticle absent); no long pleural setae on abdominal segment VIII (long pleural setae present); a distinctly sclerotized caudal extension to abdominal segment VIII (caudal extensions on segment VIII absent); a much broader and more parallel-sided penial sheath (rather pointed); a long basal rod, much longer than aedeagus (basal rod equal to or shorter than aedeagus); sternites of abdominal segment VIII not forming an integral part of the penial sheath (sternite VIII strongly sclerotized, with penial sheath appearing to articulate with it); and aedeagus almost as wide as lont (several times longer than wide). (Hodgson & Millar, 2002a)
- Biology: Collected from roots and leaf bases of Plagiochloa uniolae, Gramineae (Hodgson & Millar (2002a).
- General Remarks: Description and illustration of adult female by Hodgson & Millar (2002a).