Valid Names ResultsMontanococcus graemei Henderson, 2007 (Eriococcidae: Montanococcus)
- Montanococcus graemei Henderson 2007a: 13-21. Type data: NEW ZEALAND, NN: Lake Sylvester, 1350 m on road from hut to lake, on Scheonus pauciflorus, 01/11/2005, by GL & RC Henderson. Holotype, female, Type depository: Auckland: New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research, New Zealand; accepted valid name Notes: 1 paratype infested with fungal hyphae Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Schoenus pauciflorus | Hender2007a | found on stems at the base of the plant
- New Zealand
- South Island | Hender2007a
- Hender2007a: pp.13 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to montanococcus species adult females]
- Systematics: Young females and nymphs salmon-pink with darker anal lobes. Young females with a long, thick, wax filament protruding from the anal ring, which is thought to act as a wick, for drawing honeydew away from the body and into the moving water surrounding the host plant. Older females covered with a brown, crusty sac. Nymphs tend to be closely grouped together but separated by their individual cushions of soft wax.
- Structure: Diagnostic features of the adult female M. groemei are (i) ventral bank of 7-locular disc poores extending from antenna to anal lobe on each side of body (absent on frontal head), (ii) the 8 exceptionally broad, sword-shaped anal ring setae; (iii) anal ring with about 5 rows of pores and (iv) distinct dorsal submedian bands each composed of 4 long setae, numerous short setae, long macrotubular ducts, and a few microtubular ducts.
- Biology: This species inhabits mountain wetlands in the subalpine to penalpine altitudinal belts.
- General Remarks: Good descriptions and illustrations of adult female, 2nd instar female, and 2nd instar male in RC Henderson (2007a).