Zoological Studies

Vol. 61, 2022

(update: 2022.10.11)

Description of A New Archaeococcoid of the Genus Perissopneumon Newstead (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Monophlebidae) from India

Anirban Das1, and Bijan Kumar Das1,2,*

1Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, West Bengal, India. E-mail: anirbandasbckv@gmail.com (A Das)
2AICR Project on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Betelvine, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia-741235, West Bengal, India. *Correspondence: E-mail: bkdas1963@rediffmail.com (BK Das)

Received 21 February 2022 / Accepted 25 June 2022
Communicated by Jen-Pan Huang

A new archaeococcoid (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Monophlebidae), Perissopneumon kalyaniense Das & Das sp. nov., is described from specimens collected on twigs of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC. (Rutaceae), a medicinal plant from Kalyani, West Bengal, India. The new species is similar to Perissopneumon ferox Newstead 1900, but can be distinguished by different character states of ventral multilocular pores and anal tube. An updated identification key to the species of Perissopneumon Newstead found worldwide is provided. The current status of the genus Perissopneumon Newstead is discussed.

Key words: Archaeococcoid, Identification key, Monophlebidae, Perissopneumon, New species, West Bengal.

Citation: Das A, Das BK. Year. Description of a new archaeococcoid of the genus Perissopneumon Newstead (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Monophlebidae) from India. Zool Stud 61:54. doi:10.6620/ZS.2022.61-54.