Get access

A new species of Pulvinaria (Homoptera: Coccidae) and a new locality record of Pulvinaria neocellulosa


Hirotaka Tanaka, Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, Matsudo, Chiba, 271-8510 Japan.


A new soft scale insect of the tribe Pulvinariini, Pulvinaria hakonensis sp. nov., is described from Japan based on several adult females. The lectotype of Pulvinaria neocellulosa Takahashi, 1940 is designated and the species is redescribed and recorded from Japan for the first time.