Moghaddam, M., & Faghih, H. 2019 A new species of soft scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) on fig trees in Iran. Zootaxa 4567(3): 561–566


  • description
  • diagnosis
  • distribution
  • host
  • illustration
  • taxonomy
  • Notes: The adult female of a soft scale insect species from Iran, Ericerus farsicus Moghaddam & Faghih, sp. n. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae), is described and illustrated. The species is placed in the subfamily Eulecaniinae and belongs to the Ericerus-group, based on possession of numerous stigmatic spines in each spiracular cleft. In addition, the soft scale species Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott) is recorded as new pest on Ficus carica (Moraceae) in Iran.