Investigations on the Genus Rhizoecus (Hemiptera: Rhizoecidae) with Description of Two New Species from South America

Kaydan M. B. , Benedicty Z. K. , Kondo T., Ramos-Portilla A. A. , Szita E.

NEOTROPICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol.48, no.5, pp.809-821, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13744-019-00681-w
  • Page Numbers: pp.809-821
  • Keywords: Hypogeic mealybugs, identification key, Rhizoecus, South America, taxonomy, COCCOIDEA, HOMOPTERA, HAMBLETON, KEY


Neotropical species of the scale insect genus Rhizoecus Kunckel d'Herculais (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae) found in soil sample material of the Hungarian Natural History Museum were studied. Two new Rhizoecus species, Rhizoecus kontschani Kaydan and Konczne Benedicty sp. n., and Rhizoecus granaradewillinkae Kaydan and Szita sp. n., are described and illustrated based on the adult females. Also, the adult females of Rhizoecus keysensis Hambleton and Rhizoecus pseudocacticans Hambleton are illustrated. An identification key and new additional locality records for the currently known Rhizoecus species are provided.