Hodgson, C.J., Gonçalves, S.J.M.R., Miller, D.R., & Isaias, R.M.S. 2004 A key to genera of Eriococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) from the Neotropical region and a revision of Pseudotectococcus Hempel (Eriococcidae), a gall inducing scale insect genus from Brazil, with a description of a new species.. Lundiana 5(1): 51-72.
Notes: A key is provided to the adult females of 16 of the 17 genera of Eriococcidae known from tropical South America. The adult female and first instar nymph of the type species of Pseudotectococcus, P. anonae, is redescribed, and a lectotype and paralectotypes are designated. In addition, the adult female and male, first instar nymph, second instar female and male nymphs, prepupa and pupa of Pseudotectococcus rolliniae sp. nov., discovered inducing leaf-galls on Rollinia laurifolia in the Zoo-Botanic Foundation, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, are described. The differences between Pseudotectococcus and other South American genera are discussed.Download PDF