Valid Names Results
Vea & Grimaldi 2015 (Weitschatidae
Vea & Grimaldi
Type species: Pseudoweitschatus audebertis Vea & Grimaldi
by original designation
accepted valid name
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration in Vea & Grimaldi, 2015.
- Systematics: Pseudoweitchatus is a xylococcid-like genus, classified here in the family Weitschatidae based on the presence of a pterostigma on the forewing, a structure that is otherwise known only in Weitschatus among the xylococcid-like genera. This feature is found in Recent
Margarodidae, but also Jersicoccidae (although only ventrally, Koteja [2000b]), Grimaldiellidae, Lebanococcidae, and Xiphos, n. gen. Weitschatus differs from Pseudoweitschatus by the latter having a bilobed hamulohaltere and a small caudal extension on tergite VIII (Koteja, 2008).
- Structure: Macropterous male Pseudoweitschatus, differs from Weitschatus by the combination of the following characters: antennal apical segment with curved bristles (vs. absent); hamulohaltere leaf-shaped (vs. bilobed); claw digitule spinose (vs. clavate); dorsal abdominal segments VII and VIII each with a single row of tubular ducts (vs. two to four rows of pores); small caudal extensions absent (vs. present); penial sheath triangular and short. (Vea & Grimaldi, 2015)
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