Valid Names Results
Koteja & Azar, 2008 (Lebanococcidae
Koteja & Azar
Type species: Lebanococcus longiventris Koteja & Azar
by original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: The genus Lebanococcus is the type genus of the family Lebanococcidae Koteja & Azar, 2008.
Koteja & Azar (2008) defined the family: Male Archeococcids with compound eyes; triangular scutellum; very short, 8-segmented antennae, with short setae on all joints, antennal bristles and knobbed setae on apical joint; large mesosternum with well developed
medial ridge; legs short, with several knobbed tarsal
digitules, claw without denticle and digitules; wing oval, alar lobe protruding, finely sculptured, subcostal ridge narrow, reaching 2/3 wing length, traces of pterostigma recognizable, cubital ridge reduced, anterior flexing patch present, posterior one absent; abdomen cylindrical, tapering, of telescopic structure; Penial sheath tubular.
Diagnosis of the genus (Koteja & Azar, 2008): Small archeococcid, with compound eyes inserted laterally; well developed triangular middorsal and midventral plates; short, 8-segmented antennae, all antennal
joints subequal in length, with short setae, apical joint with antennal bristles and knobbed setae; transversely oval prescutum, solid scutum, triangular scutellum, mesopostnotum separated from scutellum by a large membrane; mesosternum with medial ridge; legs short, tarsus 1/3 the length of tibia, with 5 knobbed digitules, claw small without denticle and digitules; wing oval, narrow at base, but with a well developed alar lobe, membranous, finely sculptured, subcostal
ridge reaching 2/3 wing length, hypodermal pterostigma
hardly recognizable, cubital ridge apparently reduced,
anterior flexing membrane present, posterior absent;
abdomen cylindrical, narrow, tapered, with 6 well defined segments arranged telescopically and a conspicuous peculiar terminal tube.
- General Remarks: Description and definition by Koteja & Azar (2008).
- KotejaAz2008: pp.135
[Lebanese amber inclusions]