A survey of scale insects in soil samples from Europe (Hemiptera, Coccomorpha)


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Kaydan M. B. , BENEDICTY Z. K. , KISS B., SZITA E.

ZOOKEYS, ss.1-28, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 565
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3897/zookeys.565.6877
  • Dergi Adı: ZOOKEYS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-28

Özet

In the last decades, several expeditions were organized in Europe by the researchers of the Hungarian Natural History Museum to collect snails, aquatic insects and soil animals (mites, springtails, nematodes, and earthworms). In this study, scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) specimens extracted from Hungarian Natural History Museum soil samples (2970 samples in total), all of which were collected using soil and litter sampling devices, and extracted by Berlese funnel, were examined. From these samples, 43 scale insect species (Acanthococcidae 4, Coccidae 2, Micrococcidae 1, Ortheziidae 7, Pseudococcidae 21, Putoidae 1 and Rhizoecidae 7) were found in 16 European countries. In addition, a new species belonging to the family Pseudococcidae, Brevennia larvalis Kaydan, sp. n. and a new species of Ortheziidae, Ortheziola editae Szita & Konczne Benedicty, sp. n. are described and illustrated based on the adult female stage. Revised keys to the adult females of Brevennia and Ortheziola are presented.

In the last decades, several expeditions were organized in Europe by the researchers of the Hungarian
Natural History Museum to collect snails, aquatic insects and soil animals (mites, springtails, nematodes,
and earthworms). In this study, scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) specimens extracted from Hungarian
Natural History Museum soil samples (2970 samples in total), all of which were collected using
soil and litter sampling devices, and extracted by Berlese funnel, were examined. From these samples, 43
scale insect species (Acanthococcidae 4, Coccidae 2, Micrococcidae 1, Ortheziidae 7, Pseudococcidae 21,
Putoidae 1 and Rhizoecidae 7) were found in 16 European countries. In addition, a new species belonging
to the family Pseudococcidae, Brevennia larvalis Kaydan, sp. n. and a new species of Ortheziidae,
Ortheziola editae Szita & Konczné Benedicty, sp. n. are described and illustrated based on the adult female
stage. Revised keys to the adult females of Brevennia and Ortheziola are presented.