A new genus of subcortical coccoids (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae) on Eucalyptus

P. J. Gullan

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 57 (2) p. 241–250 (1999)

DOI
https://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.1999.57.12

Abstract

A new genus of Eriococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea), Subcorticoccus gen. nov., is described for three new species of scale insects collected under eucalypt bark in southeastern Australia. S. beardsleyi sp. nov. occurs on Eucalyptus macrorhyncha near Melbourne, Victoria, whereas both S. huonamnis sp. nov. and S. murrindindi sp. nov. feed on E. regnans in Tasmania and Victoria, respectively. The adult females of all three species and the first–instar nymph of S. beardsleyi are described and illustrated. Subcorticoccus appears to be morphologically most similar to the Australian genus Phacelococcus Miller.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1 JULY 1999

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