Family Burmacoccidae

Burmacoccus Koteja


Burmacoccus Koteja, 2004: 109. Type species: Burmacoccus danyi Koteja, by original designation. Notes: Lower Cretaceous (Upper Albian) in amber from Myanmar (Burma).

GENERAL REMARKS: Description and definition by Koteja (2004).

STRUCTURE: Alate male, with compound eyes consisting of a few ommatidia; 10 segmented antennae with large pedicel and numerous short setae on flagellar segments; rectangular prescutum, solid scutum, triangular scutellum, large membrane separating them from mesoprotnotum; hyaline wings bearing microtrichia, with alar lobe for holding hamuli; no pterostigma and flexing patches; narrow halteres; slender abdomen with two inconspicuous lateral apical lobes, with no tail devices; very long penial sheath consisting of definitebasal capsule and stylus.

SYSTEMATICS: This genus, comprising one species, was introduced as type genus of the family Burmacoccidae. The combination of characteristics is unique amongst both fossil and extant scale insects. The compound eyes suggest a relationship with the archeococcids and the trangular scutellum suggests a relationship with the Monophlebidae. However, the scutum bears a large median membrane in the latter and the wings are totally diferent.

KEYS: Koteja 2008: 24 (male) [Baltic amber archeococcoid genera].

CITATIONS: Koteja2004 [taxonomy, description: 109-114].

Burmacoccus danyi Koteja


Burmacoccus danyi Koteja, 2004: 110-111. Type data: BALTIC AMBER: Male holotype, embedded in amber from the Hukawng Valley in Northern Myanmar. Holotype male. Type depository: London: The Natural History Museum, England, UK. Described: male. Illust.

GENERAL REMARKS: Detailed description and illustration in Kokeja, 2004.

STRUCTURE: Medium sized male with 10-segmented antennae. Details of head capsule not recognisable.

CITATIONS: HodgsoHa2013 [phylogeny, taxonomy: 799]; Koteja2004 [taxonomy, description, illustration, host, distribution: 110-111].