A NEW SPECIES OF PUTO AND A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE PHYLOGENETIC POSITION OF THE PUTO GROUP WITHIN THE COCCOIDEA (HOMOPTERA:PSEUDOCOCCIDAE)
Douglass R Miller and Gary L Miller
Three instars of the female and five instars of the male Puto kosztarabi are described and illustrated. This represents the first described species from eastern North America. A checklist of the known species of Puto, keys to the adult male Puto, North American female Puto, and instars to P. kosztarabi are included. Acladistic analysis utilizing 23 taxa and 38 characters supports the monophyly of the Puto group.