oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new Ceroplastodes (Hom. : Coccoidea) from Kenya

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Ceroplastodes psychotriae sp.n. (fig. 1). Test of the adult female oval, strongly convex at maturity, provided with marginal and dorsal waxen appendages. The marginal series is apparently formed by six lateral, two frontal and two caudal appendages, broad, stout and curved downwards; dorsal appendages four, smaller and curved upwards. Wax glassy, white or dirty white. Length 3.5 mm. to 5 mm. Dermis at full maturity moderately chitinised. The following descriptionption of the body structures was made on mounted specimens in which the process of chitinisation had not set in. Antennae of eight segments.

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