Kaydan, M.B., Konczné Benedicty, Z., Williams, D.J., & Szita, É. 2017 Scale Insect (Hemiptera, Coccomorpha) Survey of Soil Samples from Southern Asia with Description of Two New Species of Rhizoecidae. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 63(3): 309-325


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  • Notes: Seventeen species of Ortheziidae, Rhizoecidae and Pseudococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) were extracted from East and South Asian soil sample collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Among 1080 soil samples almost 100 included scale insect specimens. Two new species of the family Rhizoecidae, Rhizoecus muranyii Kaydan sp. n. and Ripersiella danyii Kaydan et Konczné Benedicty sp. n. are described and illustrated, and identification keys of East and South Asian Rhizoecus and Ripersiella species are provided.