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Family Pityococcidae

Pityococcus cf ferrisi adult female Specimen 1, ventral rear abdomen, oblique light - Pityococcus - female Pityococcus cf ferrisi adult male, ventral - Pityococcus - male Pityococcus rugulosus female cyst, ventral - Pityococcus rugulosus - female Second stage quiescent larva, dorsal-lateral - Pityococcus rugulosus Prepupa Specimen 1 within cocoon, dorsal - Pityococcus rugulosus - male Late male pupa, Specimen 4, lateral - Pityococcus rugulosus - male Adult male, Specimen 1, dorsal - Pityococcus rugulosus - male Quiescent adult female on needle, Specimen 1, lateral - Pityococcus rugulosus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Coccoidea (Scales and Mealybugs)
Family Pityococcidae
5 extant spp. in 2 genera, all in our area(1)
sw. US (CA to UT-TX)(1)
hosts: various pines(1)
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