Valid Names ResultsPseudococcus luciae Caballero, 2021 (Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus)
- Pseudococcus luciae Caballero 2021: 356. Type data: COLOMBIA: Cauca, Caldono, Vereda Chindaco, Farm La Esmeralda; (02°48’36.68”N, 76°28’40.22”W); 1603 m a.s.l.; 11/28/2015; on roots of Coffea arabica; by J. Medina. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Bogotá: Museo Entomológico Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Paris: Museum National d'Histoire naturelle, France; accepted valid name Notes: Paratypes: 8 adult ♀ on 5 slides • 1 ♀ (marked as “Para” shares a slide with the holotype); same data as for holotype; UNAB 4635 • 1 ♀ (marked as “Para” shares a slide with an immature specimen); same data as for holotype; UNAB 4635 • 4 ♀ (on 2 slides); same data as for holotype; UNAB 4635 • 2 ♀ (on 1 slide); same data as for holotype; MNHN. Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Coffea arabica | Caball2021
- Colombia | Caball2021
- Caball2021: pp.360 ( Adult (F) ) [New World Pseudococcus]
- Systematics: urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:FD789556-375E-48E7-97F1-332C3867273A
Pseudococcus luciae is similar to Pseudococcus dendrobiorum and Pseudococcus lycopodii because all three species have only a few multilocular disc pores, restricted to the last three abdominal segments (< 12 in P. luciae, < 13 in P. dendrobiorum and < 15 in P. lycopodii); only a few dorsal oral rim tubular ducts on the dorsum (< 5 in P. luciae, 0 in P. dendrobiorum and 4-12 in P. lycopodii) and venter (< 7 in P. luciae, < 3 in P. dendrobiorum and 4-12 in P. lycopodii, absent from abdominal segment IV and posterior segments). Pseudococcus luciae differs from P. dendrobiorum (characters in parenthesis) by having a shorter labium, less than 130 μm long (150-160 μm long), a smaller circulus, less than 60 μm of transverse diameter (100-130 μm in transverse diameter), a longer hind tibia + tarsus, around 310-340 μm long (160-200 μm long), and hind tibia + tarsus length greater than hind trochanter + femur length (hind tibia + tarsus much shorter than hind trochanter + femur). Pseudococcus luciae differs from P. lycopodii (characters in parenthesis) by having 17 cerarii (14-16 cerarii), more than 50 collar tubular ducts (10-20) and a smaller circulus (80 μm in transverse diameter). (Caballero, 2021)
- Structure: Slide-mounted adult female: body oval to round, length 1.9 ± 0.2 [2.2] (1.5-2.2) mm; wide 1.4 ± 0.3 [1.7] (0.9-1.7) mm..Combination of only a few oral collar tubular ducts (< 75 ducts), a few oral rim tubular ducts (< 15 over entire body), and few multilocular disc pores (< 12), a small circulus (< 61 μm wide) and eyes not associated with either a sclerotized area nor with discoidal pores. (Caballero, 2021)
- General Remarks: Detailed description, photographs and illustration in Caballero, 2021.