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A new species of the mealybug genus Ceroputo Šulc 1898 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) from China, and notes on Ceroputo pilosellae Šulc 1898 in China

Key Laboratory of State Forestry and Grassland Administration on Forest Ecosystem Protection and Restoration in Poyang Lake Watershed; College of Forestry; Jiangxi Agriculture University; Nanchang; P. R. China 330045
Department of Life Sciences; the Natural History Museum; Cromwell Road; London SW7 5BD; U.K.
Hemiptera Jiangxi key Liquidambar formosana Sternorrhyncha taxonomy


A new mealybug species, Ceroputo liquidambaris Zhang & Watson sp. n. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae), collected on leaves and branches of Liquidambar formosana (Altingiaceae), is described and illustrated from Jiangxi, China. The new species differs from all other known species of Ceroputo in having dorsal multilocular disc pores. Notes on some aspects of Ceroputo pilosellae Šulc collected in China and a key to the adult females of Ceroputo species are provided.



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