Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 21 - Margarodidae (Insecta: Hemiptera) - Abstract

Morales, CF 1991. Margarodidae (Insecta: Hemiptera). Fauna of New Zealand 21, 124 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 21. ISBN 0-477-02605-9 (print), ). Published 27 May 1991


The endemic New Zealand coccoid genera Coelostomidia, Platycoelostoma, and Ultracoelostoma are revised. Four new species are described, and six species are redescribed, with designation of lectotypes as necessary. The immature female life stages of all ten species and the male stages of five are described and illustrated. The adult females and first instars of two introduced species of Icerya are described. Keys are given to all life stages of the endemic genera. The life histories of Coelostomidia wairoensis (Maskell) and Ultracoelostoma brittini n. sp. are described and illustrated. Brief summaries are given of the classification of the Margarodidae, their economic importance, biology, life history, host-plant associations, and collection and mounting techniques. Work done on this group in New Zealand is reviewed.

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