Kaydan, M.B., Konczné Benedicty, Z., Kondo, T., Ramos Portilla, A.A., & Szita, É. 2018 The Genus Coccidella Hambleton (Hemiptera: Rhizoecidae) with Description of Two New Species. Neotropical Entomology doi.org/10.1007/s13744-017-0566-3


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  • taxonomy
  • Notes: A study was conducted on the Neotropical scale insect genus Coccidella Hambleton (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae) based on soil sample material deposited at the Hungarian Natural HistoryMuseum. Descriptions of the adult females of two new Coccidella species, i.e., Coccidella hexapora Kaydan & Konczné Benedicty, sp. n. and Coccidella kozari Kaydan & Szita, sp. n., are provided, plus a redescription and illustration of adult female of Coccidella kissbalazsi Konczné Benedicty & Kozár. An identification key and new additional locality records for the currently known Coccidella species are provided and the affinities of the new species are discussed.