Studies on the genus Ripersiella Tinsley (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae in the Neotropical region, with description of a new species

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

ZOOTAXA, vol.4851, no.3, pp.573-582, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4851 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4851.3.7
  • Title of Journal : ZOOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-582


The Neotropical scale insect genus Ripersiella Tinsley (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Rhizoecidae) was investigated, based on soil samples deposited at the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Description and illustration of a new species, Ripersiella incarum Kaydan & Szita sp. n., and an identification key and new additional locality records for the currently known Ripersiella species in the Neotropical region, are provided and discussed.