Rojgopal, N.N., Mohanasundaram, A., & Sharma, K.K. 2021 A new species of lac insect in the genus Kerria Targioni Tozzetti (Hemiptera:Coccomorpha: Tachardiidae) on Samanea saman (Fabaceae) from India. Zootaxa 4938(1): 60–68


  • description
  • diagnosis
  • distribution
  • host
  • illustration
  • key
  • taxonomy
  • Notes: A new species of lac insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Tachardiidae), Kerria canalis Rajgopal sp. nov., collected from Rain Tree, Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. (Fabaceae), from India (Tamil Nadu, Madurai), is described and illustrated. Detailed line diagrams and photographs, and a key for the identification of all known Kerria species are provided. Variations in the taxonomic characters of K. canalis and its congeners are discussed