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Research Project: Systematics of Hemiptera and Related Groups: Plant Pests, Predators and Disease Vectors

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Five new species of Aspidiotini (Hemiptera: Diaspididae: Aspidiotinae) from Argentina, with a key to Argentine species

item Schneider, Scott
item CLAPS, LUCIA - National University Of Tucuman
item WEI, JIUFENG - Non ARS Employee
item NORMARK, ROXANNA - University Of Massachusetts, Amherst
item NORMARK, BENJAMIN - University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/5/2020
Publication Date: 7/13/2020
Citation: Schneider, S.A., Claps, L.E., Wei, J., Normark, R.D., Normark, B.B. 2020. Five new species of Aspidiotini (Hemiptera: Diaspididae: Aspidiotinae) from Argentina, with a key to Argentine species. ZooKeys. 948:47-73.

Interpretive Summary: Armored scale insects are ubiquitous, highly invasive herbivores that often become pests on trees, shrubs, and ornamentals. They are estimated to cause billions of dollars in agricultural damage annually. This article describes five new species of aspidiotin armored scales from Argentina, and provides an identification guide to all species belonging in this group from Argentina. The information presented in this article is useful to research scientists studying the fauna of South American scale insects and to federal regulatory agencies.

Technical Abstract: Five new species of armored scale insect are described and illustrated based upon adult females from Argentina: Chortinaspis jujuyensis sp. n., Clavaspis patagonensis sp. n., Hemiberlesia ozolita sp. n., Melanaspis lilloi sp. n., and Melanaspis targionoides sp. n. The genera Chortinaspis and Melanaspis are recorded for the first time from this country. An identification key to all recorded species from tribe Aspidiotini occurring in Argentina is provided.