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Genus Pityococcus

Pityococcus rugulosus, live adult female, lateral - Pityococcus rugulosus - female Pityococcus cf ferrisi adult male, ventral - Pityococcus - male Hatchling, dorsal-lateral - Pityococcus rugulosus Immature male crawler, Specimen 1, half-molted, ventral - Pityococcus rugulosus - male Prepupa Specimen 3, glycerin treated, ventral - Pityococcus rugulosus - male Adult male, Specimen 2 posterior-lateral abdomen - Pityococcus rugulosus - male Nesting females in host caterpillar Web 2, wide - Pityococcus rugulosus - female First stage quiescent larva, Specimen 3, dorsal-lateral - Pityococcus rugulosus
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
Genus Pityococcus
Explanation of Names
Pityococcus McKenzie 1942
3 spp., all in our area(1)
sw. US (CA to UT-TX)(1)
hosts: various pines(1)
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