Valid Names ResultsNipaecoccus bromelicola von Ellenrieder, Watson & Kinnee, 2018 (Pseudococcidae: Nipaecoccus)
- Nipaecoccus bromelicola von Ellenrieder, Watson & Kinnee 2018: 164. Type data: U.S.A.: California: Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria, in nursery on Tillandsia sp., 7/15/2016,by M. Taylor leg.. Holotype, , Type depository: Sacramento: California State Collection of Arthropods, California Dept. Food & Agriculture, California, USA; accepted valid name Notes: Paratypes: 84 ♀, 10 ♂
Families: 1 | Genera: 3
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Linepithema humile | VonEllWaKi2018
- Hodgso2020: pp.32-34 ( Adult (M) ) [higher groups of Pseudococcidae]
- VonEllWaKi2018: pp.177 ( Adult (F) ) [Nipaecoccus in the U.S. and territories]
- Systematics: The adult female of Nipaecoccus bromelicola fits the generic concept of Nipaecoccus as defined by Williams & Granara de Willink (1992), in possessing broadly lanceolate dorsal setae; 7-segmented antennae; 12–14 pairs of cerarii, each containing two conical setae, and with auxiliary setae present only in the anal lobe cerarii; also in lacking quinquelocular pores and claw denticles. (von Ellenrieder, et al., 2018) Females of N. bromelicola key out to couplet 12 in the key to species of Nipaecoccus given in Williams & Granara de Willink (1992). This couplet leads to N. jonma rtini Williams & Granara de Willink and N. gilli Williams & Granara de Willink.Nipaecoccus bromelicola differs from both these species by having OC restricted to the ventral margins of body, whereas in N. jonmartini and N. gilli OC are present also in the medial and submedial areas of the head, thorax and anterior abdominal segments at least. Further differences separating N. bromelicola from N. jonmartini and N. gilli are the presence of translucent pores on the hind coxa and tibia (only present on the coxa in N. jonmartini, and on the coxa, femur and tibia in N. gilli), and the undivided circulus (divided in both N. jonmartini and N. gilli).
- Structure: Body of live adult female pale pink-orange, with a thin coating of powdery white wax on dorsum and paired lateral filaments of white wax on margins, filaments successively increasing in length gradually towards posterior end, with longest pair projecting from posterior-most segment. Color of body in alcohol pale pink-orange, not turning black or green when placed in ethanol or KOH. (von Ellenrieder, et al., 2018) Body of slide-mounted adult female oval, becoming larger and more rotund with age, 1.5 ± 0.4 [1.0] (0.9–2.3) mm long, maximum width (at metathorax) 0.9 ± 0.2 [0.6] (0.4–1.4) mm. Anal lobes moderately developed, each with an apical seta. (von Ellenrieder, et al., 2018) Body of slide-mounted adult male elongate oval, 852 ± 58 (778–926) μm long, width at mesothorax 230 ± 24 (193–263) μm; both hair-like (hs) and fleshy (fs) setae present on antennae and legs, only hair-like setae present on body; multilocular pores each with 4–6 loculi, but mostly with 5. Antenna slightly shorter than half of total body length. Males macropterous, with wings each 0.8 ± 0.1 (0.7–0.9) as long as total body length and 0.4 ± 0.1 (0.3–0.4) as wide as long. (von Ellenrieder, et al., 2018)
- Biology: Specimens of N. bromelicola are generally restricted to the axils and concealed leaf surfaces of their hosts. In California’s nursery samples, they were attended and protected from natural enemies by Linepithema humile (Mayr) (Argentine ant).
- General Remarks: Detailed descriptions and illustrations of male and female in von Ellenrieder, et al., 2018.