The genus Arctorthezia Cockerell (Hemiptera, Ortheziidae) with the description of a new species


SZITA E. , Kaydan M. B. , BENEDICTY Z. K. , TANAKA H., FETYKO K., KOZAR F.

ZOOKEYS, no.472, pp.59-75, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 472
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3897/zookeys.472.8928
  • Title of Journal : ZOOKEYS
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-75

Abstract

This paper describes a new species of Arctorthezia Cockerell (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Ortheziidae) from the Palaearctic region. The specimens were extracted from forest litter in the collections of Museum d'histoire Naturelle de Geneve, Switzerland, using Berlese funnels. Three further species, A. cataphracta (Olafsen), A. occidentalis (Douglas) and A. pseudoccidentalis Morrison, are redescribed and re-illustrated. The genus Arctorthezia now contains five species. An identification key, diagnostic illustrations, photographs of unmounted females and new locality records of the Arctorthezia species currently known are provided.