Caballero, A. 2021 Four new scale insect species (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) associated with coffee roots in Colombia, South America, with identification keys for genera Newsteadia Green, 1902, Distichlicoccus Ferris, 1950, and Paraputo Laing, 1929. Zoosystema 43(18): 341-363


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  • Notes: Four new scale species are described, based on the external morphology of the adult females: Newsteadia andreae n. sp., Distichlicoccus takumasae n. sp., Paraputo nasai n. sp., and Pseudococcus luciae n. sp. Taxonomic keys to the New World species of Newsteadia, Distichlicoccus Ferris, 1950 and Paraputo Laing, 1902 are provided. To identify Pseudococcus luciae n. sp., modifications are provided for use with the existing taxonomic keys to New World and Neotropical mealybugs.

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