Redescription of the Myrmecophilous Soft Scale Insect: Aztecalecanium Colimae (Cockerell), New Genus and New Combination (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae) Academic Article uri icon


  • A myrmecophilous soft scale, Akermes colimae Cockerell is transferred to the new genus Aztecalecanium Kondo and Williams. The adult female and first-instar nymph are redescribed and described respectively. Diagnostic morphological characters of the species are given. This is the first time the insect has been illustrated. Key Words: Akermes colimae, Azteca longiceps, coccid, Mexico.

Fecha de publicación

  • 2004