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Iheringia. Série Zoologia

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SILVA, Daniele C. da  and  CARVALHO, Gervásio S.. Taxonomic revision of the Termitococcinae (Hemiptera, Coccoidea, Margarodidae). Iheringia, Sér. Zool. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.3, pp. 311-320. ISSN 0073-4721.

The species of Termitococcinae are revised. This subfamily, restricted to the Neotropical region, is composed of five valid species included in two genera: Termitococcus aster Silvestri, 1901, Termitococcus carratoi Silvestri, 1936, Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (Wille, 1922), Eurhizococcus brevicornis (Silvestri, 1901), and Eurhizococcus colombianus Jakubski, 1965. The present study provides the redescription of these species, including the morphological characterization of the three stages (crawlers, cyst and adult female). Identification keys and illustrations for the species are also included. Lectotypes and paralectotypes of two species are designated.

Keywords : Taxonomy; scale insect; ground pearls; Neotropical.

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