oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new Species of Saissetia from South Africa (Homoptera: Coccoidae: Coccidae).

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Saissetia munroi sp. n. (fig. 1). Fully mature female circular, strongly convex, without dorsal or lateral ridges; colour evenly dark brown; surface smooth; diameter up to 5.5 mm. Dorsal dermis strongly chitinized and marked by fairly large circular or elongate pale areas, each enclosing a minute pore. Dorsal setae small, stoutly conical, evenly distributed. Tubercle-like pores of varying diameter, hemispherical, set in a group of 7 to 10 in front of anal plates. Anal plates together as long as their combined width with outer angle rounded and with one discal seta and two or three small apical ones.

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