Li, H.P., Liu, Y.J., Wang, L., Zhang, L.J.., & Chen, Z. 2018 Morphological identification of a recently detected exotic scale insect in China; Pseudococcus nakaharai Gimpel & Miller (Hemptera:Pseudococcidae). Chinese Journal of Applied Entomology 55(3): 533-539


  • diagnosis
  • distribution
  • host
  • key
  • morphology
  • Notes: Slide-mounted specimens, morphological analysis, micrometer measurements and dichasial taxonomy retrieval were used to find morphological criteria that can reliably identify Pseudococcus nakaharai not previously reported in China. A detailed description and structural measurements of adult female P. nakaharai, congeners, hosts, and the species’ distribution, are provided, as well as a key to adult females of P. nakaharai and similar species.