Valid Names ResultsOvaticoccus viscosa (Kondo, 2004) (Eriococcidae: Ovaticoccus)
- Oregmopyga viscosa Kondo 2004: 4-11. Type data: UNITED STATES. California, Kern County, Red Rock Canyon, on roots of Asteraceae, 5/15/2004, by T. Kondo & P.J. Gullan. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Davis: The Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, California, USA; accepted valid name Notes: Paratypes: same data as holotype (6: 4 BME + 1CDFA + 1BMNH)
- Ovaticoccus viscosa (Kondo, 2004); Miller & Stocks 2022: 185. change of combination Notes: Oregmopyga was detemined to be a junior synonym of Ovaticoccus, leading to this new species combination.
Families: 1 | Genera: 2
- United States
- California | KondoGuMi2004
- MillerSt2022: pp.87-88 ( Adult (F) ) [Ovaticoccus and Hypericicoccus species]
- MillerSt2022: pp.88-89 ( Second instar (F) ) [Ovaticoccus and Hypericicoccus species]
- MillerSt2022: pp.89 ( Second instar (M) ) [Ovaticoccus and Hypericicoccus species]
- MillerSt2017: pp.820 ( Adult (F) Second instar (F) Second instar (M) ) [Species of Oregmopyga] Key as: Oregmopyga viscosa
- GranarDi2007: pp.10 ( Adult (F) ) [Clave para las especies de Oregmopyga] Key as: Oregmopyga viscosa
- KondoGuMi2004: pp.4 ( Other ) [Key to instars] Key as: Oregmopyga viscosa
- Systematics: Of the nine species of Oregmopyga, only the adult female of O. viscosa lacks dorsal macrotubular ducts, the ventral macroducts being scarce and confined to the abdomen. However, in one specimen, a pair of macrotubular ducts was found just posterolateral to the mouthparts (Kondo. et al., 2004).
- Structure: Adult female, unmounted: Insect found inside a cryptic encasement attached to the crown and upper roots of its host. Encasement composed of a sticky translucent secretion incorporating plant material and sand grains. Dorsum of insect bare, shiny red, with segmentation clearly visible and imprinted onto inner wall of encasement. Venter of insect covered in a white powdery wax secretion (Kondo, et al., 2004).
- Biology: Individuals were collected only on the roots and crown of Hymenoclea salsola(Asteraceae), at or just below the soil at the junction of the stem and root of the plant. Adult females secrete and live enclosed in a sticky resinous material, to which sand grains attach.
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration in Kondo, et al., 2004.