Coccoidea (scale insects)

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Families encountered in southern Africa

Aclerdidae

 

 

Asterolecaniidae

 

 

Cerococcidae

 

 

Coccidae (soft scales)

 

Conchaspididae

 

 

Dactylopiidae (cochineal insects)

Five species of Dactylopius have been introduced into South Africa, mainly for the biological control of cactus weeds.

Diaspididae (hard scales)

 

Eriococcidae

 

 

Halimococcidae

 

 

Kerriidae

 

 

Lecanodiaspididae

 

 

Margarodidae

 

Micrococcidae

 

 

Monophlebidae

 

 

Ortheziidae

 

 

Pseudococcidae (mealybugs)

 

Stictococcidae

 

 

Publications

  • Gullan, P.J. & Kosztarab, M. 1997. Adaptations in scale insects. Annual Review of Entomology 42: 23-50.

 

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