Mestre Novoa, N., & Kondo, T. 2018 Description of a New Genus and New Species of Soft Scale Insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) from Cuba. International Journal of Insect Science 10: 1–6


  • biology
  • description
  • diagnosis
  • distribution
  • host
  • illustration
  • list of species
  • taxonomy
  • Notes: A new neotropical genus and species of soft scale insect from Cuba, Harmonicoccus Mestre and Kondo gen. nov. is described and Hamonicoccus alayoi Mestre and Kondo sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) is described and illustrated based on the adult female. The species was collected in Cayos de las Cinco Leguas, Matanzas Province, on Capparis cynophallophora (Capparaceae), and in Surgidero de BatabanĂ³, Mayabeque Province, on Rhizophora mangle (Rhizophoraceae). The affinities of H alayoi sp. nov. with closely related species is discussed based on published literature. An updated list of soft scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccidae) known from Cuba is provided.

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