oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Cochlochila Stal (Heteroptera): descriptions of a new subgenus and nine new species (African Tingidae XXVII)

Volume 45, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The taxonomic characters used to separate the genera Cochlochila Stal and Naochila Drake are discussed. The genus Cochlochila is subdivided into three subgenera. A new subgenus, Cochlochila (Kibongoto), is erected for C. kilimensis Horvath and six other species. The name Physodictyon is withdrawn from synonymy for the subgenus containing C. lewisi (Scott). C, nilgiriensis (Distant) is removed from Cochlochila. Keys to the species of each subgenus are given. Nine new species are descriptionbed: C. (C.) dispar, C. (C.) multipilosa, C. (C.) minuscula, C. (C.) theroni, C. (C.) austroafricana, C. (C.) ampliata, C. (C.) longispinosa, C. (Kibongoto) bamendana. Further distribution data and host-plants are recorded.

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