Valid Names Results
Cooke, 1881 (Eriococcidae
Type species: Eriococcus araucariae Maskell
accepted valid name
Notes: This name was first used by Cooke (1881) in the combination "Uhleria araucariae, Comstock." This is the first use of the generic name Uhleria and therefore must be attributed to Cooke. Apparently, Cooke was in contact with Comstock, but Comstock changed his mind about the use of Uhleria and treated it as a senior synonym of the armored scale genus Fiorinia. Comstock (1883) presented an invalid nomenclatural scenario making Uhleria a valid armored scale name and included three species currently considered to be in the genus Fiorinia. Thus, Comstock's description of Uhleria is a junior homonymn of Uhleria Cooke. Uhleria Cooke was considered a junior subjective synonym of Eriococcus by Morrison & Morrison. Even though there was no formal description of a generic name, according to Article 12(b)(6) of the ICZN, Uhleria was validly described by Cooke by indication.
Morrison & Morrison
Kozar, et al.
revived status (position)
- Systematics: The structure of the microtubular ducts of the females and the dorsal spines of first instar nymphs are quite different from other genera in the Palaearctic Region as Acanthococcus and Rhizococcus. (Kozár, et al, 2013) In Kozár, et al., 2013, Uhleria was placed in the family, Acanthococcidae Signoret, 1875, but is here kept in Eriococcidae because placement of species.outside of the palaearctic are unclear.
- Structure: Adult female elongate-oval, narrowed posteriorly, with anal lobes conical and normally heavily sclerotized, antennae 7 segmented; frontal lobes present, labium 3 segmented, with well developed segments and a weakly developed basal segment with two pairs of hair-like setae; legs well-developed, midcoxae and hindcoxae often with spinulae on anterior surfaces, translucent sensory pores present, inner side of hind tibia with only four setae, claw usually with a denticle; tarsal and claw digitules longer than claw, spiracles often with a few associated disc pores; discoidal pores usually quinquelocular, cruciform pores on prosomal venter in a marginal band; macrotubular ducts of two sizes on venter; larger ones generally situated on the margin of venter, and form longitudinal marginal
band or row; or in transverse sparse bands on dorsum, smaller macrotubular ducts situated on the middle of abdominal segments and submargin on venter; microtubular ducts slender with special, bitubular orificies, scattered or form transverse rows or bands on dorsum; marginal enlarged conical, slightly blunted or truncuted, dorsal setae small, generally as one third of the enlarged marginal setae and truncated or blunted, where they form transverse bands or rows; hair-like setae on venter only; anal ring well developed, sclerotized with partly double rows of pores and 8 anal ring setae, latter often as long as apical seta on anal lobes; each anal lobe with a long apical seta and usually with 3 elongate dorsal conical setae, at least with 2 ventral hair-like setae also present; suranal setae hairlike, cauda conspicuous. (Kozár, er al., 2013)
- General Remarks: Detailed description in Cooke, 1881.
- KozarKaKo2013: pp.62-63
[Key to genera of Acanthococcidae]
- PellizKo2011: pp.58
[Key to the genera of Eriococcidae in Europe]
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