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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4851 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4851.3.7
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-582
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


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.