A New African Soft Scale Genus, Pseudocribrolecanium Gen. Nov. (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae), Erected For Two Species, Including The Citrus Pest P. Andersoni (Newstead) Academic Article uri icon


  • A new African genus of soft scale insects, Pseudocribrolecanium gen. nov. is erected to accommodate Akermes colae Green & Laing and Cribrolecanium andersoni (Newstead). The adult females and first-instar nymphs of the two species are redescribed and illustrated. Taxonomic keys to separate the adult females and first-instar nymphs are provided. The affinity of Pseudocribrolecanium with the tribe Paralecaniini in the subfamily Coccinae is discussed.

Fecha de publicación

  • 2006