Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 51 - Coccidae males (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coccoidea) - Abstract

Hodgson, CJ; Henderson, RC 2004. Coccidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coccoidea): adult males, pupae and prepupae of indigenous species. Fauna of New Zealand 51, 228 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 51. ISBN 0-478-09360-8 (print) ). Published 22 Jun 2004


This contribution on soft scales (Coccidae: Coccoidea: Sternorrhyncha: Hemiptera) is divided into three parts. Part 1 describes and illustrates the adult males of 31 of the 43 indigenous soft scale species known from New Zealand. Part 2 describes and illustrates the 27 known pupae whilst part 3 describes and illustrates the 21 known prepupae. Keys to genera and species of each of these stages are provided as far as possible (some prepupae and pupae appear to be nearly identical). This is only the second study on adult males of any scale insect group for a complete geographic area and the first to include the pupae and prepupae.