Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1995


Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Liu and Shi.


Two new species of Kermesidae, Kermes orientalis Liu and Shi and K. flavus Liu, are designated. Morphological characters of post-reproductive and teneral young adult females, as well as the first instars (crawlers) are described and illustrated. A key to the young adult females of the genus from China is given. Type materials are deposited in the Insect Collection, Section of Entomology, Department of Entomology, Shandong Agricultural University, Shandong; Insect Collection, Institute of zoology, Chinese Academy of sciences, Beijing, China; and British Museum (Natural History), London, England.

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