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Published: 2021-06-15
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A new species of the genus Luzulaspis (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) from Hokkaido Island, Japan

Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Tarumi 3-5-7, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8566, Japan; The Kyushu University Museum, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 Japan.
Kamikawa Agricultural Experiment Station, Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization, Minami1sen 5, Pippu, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 078-0311 Japan.
Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Motooka 744, Fukuoka 819-0395 Japan.
Scotica group of Luzulaspis, sedge, northern Japan, morphology, adult female, identification keys Hemiptera


A new species of soft scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae), Luzulaspis kinakikir Tanaka sp. nov., collected from Carex miyabei (Cyperaceae), on Hokkaido Island, Japan, is described and illustrated based on adult female morphology. The new species, which belongs to the Scotica group of Luzulaspis, is similar to L. filizae Kaydan, 2015, but can be distinguished from it by possessing multilocular pores with fewer loculi; numerous dorsal tubular ducts, obviously wider than the ventral tubular ducts, and by lacking dorsal tubular ducts on the head apex. An updated diagnosis of Luzulaspis and two identification keys, one to the Japanese species of Luzulaspis and the other to the species of the Scotica group of Luzulaspis, are provided.


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