n African Entomology - Review of the family Asterolecaniidae (Hemiptera : Coccoidea) in South Africa, with the description of a new species




The status of the 15 species of Asterolecaniidae previously described or recorded from South Africa is reviewed, and the adult female and immature stages of a new species, , are described. Several species are transferred to other genera, representing new combinations, (Brain), (Brain), (Brain), (Brain), (Fuller), (Russell) and (Giliomee & Munting). Lectotypes have been designated for (Brain), , and . Keys to the adult females of the genera and species of Asterolecaniidae known from South Africa based on the adult female are provided.


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