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Published: 2017-08-30
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First records of the family Xylococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in China, with description of a new species

The Key Laboratory for Silviculture and Conservation of Ministry of Education, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P. R. China 100083.
Guangdong Eco-Engineering Polytechnic, Guangzhou, P. R. China, 510520.
The Key Laboratory for Silviculture and Conservation of Ministry of Education, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P. R. China 100083.
Hemiptera Xylococccus Fagaceae Castanopsis fissa Guangzhou


A new species, Xylococcus castanopsis Wu & Huang sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on the adult female, preadult female and first-instar nymph. It was collected at Tianluhu Forest Park, Guangzhou city, Guangdong Province, China, under the bark of Castanopsis fissa Franch. (Fagaceae). It differs from X. filiferus Löw, 1882 in possessing multilocular pores each with 1 or 2 inner loculi, and in lacking tiny sensory pores near the base of the antenna; and from X. japonicus Oguma, 1926 in lacking legs and in possessing an unsclerotised anal tube in the adult female.



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