Valid Names Results
Kaydan, 2013 (Eriococcidae
Type species: Orontesicoccus lauri (Erkiliç)
by subsequent designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: The genus Orontesicoccus is unique in having the following combination of characters: (i) on dorsum with setose spines with 1 or 2 associated microtubular ducts, (ii) apical segment of labium with 5 pairs of setae, (iii) anal lobes with spinulae and setose spines, (iv) with serrated surface on cauda and frontal lobes, (v) microtubular ducts long, with elongated structure. It shows some similarities with Proteriococcus Borchsenius, having setose spines on margin and anal lobes, with Sangicoccus Reyne, and some other genera and Eriococcus sensu lato species from New Zealand, Australia and Neotropical regions,by having fused microtubular ducts associated with spines. Orontesicoccus differs from Proteriococcus in having fused microtubular ducts with base of spines, by the absence of cruciform pores, and from Sangicoccus by the absence of truncated spines. The monotypic genus Orontesicoccus is known from Turkey in the Palaearctic Region, where it lives, on Laurus nobilis leaves, in a place known for many endemic plant species.In Kozár, et al., 2013 Orontesicoccus was placed in the family Acanthococcidae Signoret, 1875, but is here kept in Eriococcidae because placement of species outside of the palaearctic are unclear.
- Structure: Unmounted female dark red. (Kozár, et al., 2013)
- Biology: Occurring in crevices in bark and on both side of leaves of host plants. Female forming definite sac by white cottony wax. (Kozár, et al., 2013)
- General Remarks: Detailed description in Kozár, et al., 2013.
- KozarKaKo2013: pp.62-63
[Key to genera of Acanthococcidae]
description, distribution, host, illustration, structure, taxonomy, pp. 368-372