Valid Names ResultsPseudococcus debilis Granara de Willink, 2018 (Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus)
- Pseudococcus debilis Granara de Willink 2018: 25. Type data: ARGENTINA: Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Quinta Agronómica, 5/?/1985, on Tillandsia, by S. López. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Tucuman: Fundacion e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Universidade Nactional de Tucuman, Argentina; accepted valid name Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Tillandsia | GranarGo2018
- Argentina | GranarGo2018
- GranarGo2018: pp.10-14 ( Adult (F) ) [Central & South American Pseudococcus]
- Systematics: Pseudococcus debilis resembles P. maritimus and also P. sparsus from the Nearctic region, because they have less than 17 pairs of cerarii, most of them without auxiliary seta and with few trilocular pores and ducts with oral collars on the abdomen. They differ because P. debilis. 1) is recorded in bromeliads (P. sparsus in cupresáceas); 2) has translucent pores on the femur and tibia (only on the femur in P. sparsus); 3) 0-2 pores associated with the eye (absent in P. sparsus); 4) multilocular pores up to segment IV (up to VI in P. sparsus); and 5) tarsal digits longer than the length of the nail (shorter than the nail in P. sparsus). (Granara de Willink & González, 2018)
- Structure: Translucent pores in the femur and tibia; eyes with 0-2 discoidal pores; 14 pairs, most without auxiliary setae and with few trilocular pores; tubular canals with numerous oral borders on the dorsum, behind C1 and between C2 and C3 and in longitudinal, sub-lateral, sub-medial lines and medial in thorax and abdomen. Circulus with or without intersegmental line. Multilocular pores in the abdomen and very rare in thorax. 6-7 tubular ducts with oral rims on the abdomen between C5 and C11. Ducts with oral collars on abdomen, very scarce or absent in middle and submarginal thorax. (Granara de Willink & González, 2018)
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration in Granara de Willink & González, 2018.