Pacheco da Silva, V.C., Kaydan, M.B., & Basso, C. 2020 Pseudococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in Uruguay: morphological identification and molecular characterization, with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa 4894(4): 501–520


  • DNA
  • description
  • diagnosis
  • distribution
  • genebank
  • host
  • illustration
  • key
  • molecular data
  • morphology
  • phylogeny
  • taxonomy
  • Notes: A survey of mealybugs associated especially with fruit crops (apple, citrus, figs, grapes, pears, quince and strawberry), and other crops like vegetables and sugar cane, ornamentals and weeds was performed between 2017 and 2019 in Uruguay, using integrated taxonomy (morphology and DNA analyses) for their identification. A total of 19 mealybug species were identified. This study presents nine new species records for Uruguay, besides the description of two new species. An identification key to the mealybugs in Uruguay is provided.