Coccoidea

Female and male of Apiomorpha, copyright Galler18.


Belongs within: Coccidomorpha.
Contains: Lecanodiaspididae, Asterolecaniidae, Tachardiidae, Pseudococcidae, Eriococcidae, Coccidae, Diaspididae, Puto.

The Coccoidea are recognised here, following Koteja (2000), as including the neococcoid scale insects; other authors use this name to refer to all scale insects (Coccinea). The earliest representatives are known from Upper Cretaceous amber, with the extinct taxa Inka minuta and Labiococcidae known only from this period (Koteja 2000).

Characters (from Grimaldi & Engel 2005, as 'neococcoids'): Females lacking abdominal spiracles; male eyes reduced to individual facets; unique chromosomal system of sex determination by paternal genome elimination.

Coccoidea K00
    |--+--Pseudococcidae GE05
    |  `--+--Inka Koteja 1989 K00 [Inkaidae GE05]
    |     |    `--I. minuta Koteja 1989 K00
    |     `--+--Eriococcidae GE05
    |        |--Coccidae GE05
    |        `--Diaspididae GE05
    `--+--Puto GE05
       `--Labiococcidae GE05
            |--Labiococcus Koteja 2000 K00
            |    `--L. joosti Koteja 2000 K00
            `--Solicoccus Koteja 2000 K00
                 `--S. nascimbenei Koteja 2000 K00

Coccoidea incertae sedis:
  Kermesidae K00
    |--Kermes nigropunctatus M96
    |--Sucinikermes Koteja 1988 K00
    |    `--S. kulickae Koteja 1988 K00
    |--Allokermes M96
    |    |--A. galliformis M96
    |    `--A. grandis M96
    `--Olliffiella secunda M96
  Aclerda [Aclerdidae] WEE70
    |--A. arundinariae S96
    |--A. attenuata M96
    |--A. campinensis S96
    |--A. manni M96
    |--A. mexicana M96
    |--A. oaxacaensis M96
    |--A. sellahispanica WEE70
    |--A. sinaloaensis M96
    `--A. takahashii WEE70
  Lecanodiaspididae K00
  Beesoniidae K00
  Micrococcidae K00
  Dactylopius TRZ10 [Dactylopiidae K00]
    |--D. ceylonicus B82
    |--D. coccus TRZ10
    |--D. confusus G10
    |--D. glaciale G17
    |--D. kingii C01
    |--D. neomexicanus C01
    |--D. opuntiae H91
    `--D. tomentosus M96
  Apiomorpha B88 [Apiomorphidae K00]
    |--A. conica G84
    |--A. duplex AY04
    |--A. frenchi B88
    |--A. maliformis B88
    |--A. munita CGW91
    |--A. ovicola [=Brachyscelis ovicola] B88
    |--A. pedunculata N91
    |--A. pileata [=Brachyscelis pileata] B88
    `--A. strombylosa [incl. Brachyscelis crispa] B88
  Cerococcus CGW91 [Cerococcidae K00]
    |--C. koebelei M96
    |--C. russellae M96
    |--C. stellatus CGW91
    `--C. zapotlanus M96
  Colobopyga CGW91 [Halimococcidae GE05]
    |--C. attaleae M96
    |--C. australiensis CGW91
    |--C. coperniciae WEE70
    |--C. kewensis CGW91
    |--C. sabalis M96
    `--C. washingtoniae M96
  Phoenicococcus [Phoenicococcidae] T02
  Stictococcus G17 [Stictococcidae CGW91]
    `--S. gowdeyi G17
  Asterolecaniidae CGW91
  Kerriidae [Lacciferidae] CGW91
    |--Kerria lacca GE05
    |--Austrotachardia angulata CGW91
    |--Tachardina CGW91
    `--Laccifer lacca WEE70
  Conchaspis [Conchaspididae] CGW91
    |--C. angraeci CGW91
    `--C. newsteadi M96
  Tachardiidae M96

*Type species of generic name indicated

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[M96] Miller, D. R. 1996. Checklist of the scale insects (Coccoidea: Homoptera) of Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98 (1): 68–86.

[N91] Norris, K. R. 1991. General biology. In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 1 pp. 68–108. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

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[TRZ10] Thompson, E. C., G. E. Rotheray & M. A. Zumbado. 2010. Syrphidae (flower flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 2 pp. 763–792. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[WEE70] Woodward, T. E., J. W. Evans & V. F. Eastop. 1970. Hemiptera (bugs, leafhoppers, etc.) In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 387–457. Melbourne University Press.

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