A new species of Ceroplastes from Florida (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae)

Greg Hodges

Abstract


Previous literature recognized twenty species of wax scales occurring in the Neartic region with nine of those occurring in Florida. This number has grown recently with the establishment of the Ceroplastes rusci and the discovery of C. feltyii (new species). A description and illustration of C. feltyii is provided along with a key to all of the wax scales currently found in Florida.

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