Moghaddam, M. 2019 Two new scale insect species (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Acanthococcidae and Pseudococcidae) and a new country record from protected areas in Iran. Zootaxa 4706 (3): 451–460


  • description
  • distribution
  • host
  • illustration
  • key
  • taxonomy
  • Notes: A new mealybug species, Phenacoccus poae and a new felt scale species, Rhizococcus asperulae are described and illustrated based on adult females; both were collected from Iran, Markazi province, Arak, Haftad-Gholleh Protected Area. A new country record of Rhizococcus istresianus Goux, 1989 from Kermanshah province, Eslamabad -e Gharb, Ghallajeh Protected Area, is illustrated and some of its morphological variations are discussed. Identification keys to the Iranian species of Phenacoccus and Rhizococcus are provided.