Coccoidea


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Coccoidea

[kä′kȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of homopteran insects belonging to the Sternorrhyncha; includes scale insects and mealy bugs.

Coccoidea

 

a suborder of insects of the order Jugatae. Body length, usually 1–7 mm. The females are underdeveloped, wingless, often immobile, and have waxy coverings; their colonies resemble lichens. The males usually have a pair of wings (are rarely wingless) and are motile. The females and larvae suck the juices of plants; adult males do not feed. Armored scales (Diaspididae), soft scales (Lecaniidae), scale insects (Coccidae), and cushion scales belong to the Coccoidea. There are approximately 7,000 species, distributed worldwide, particularly heavily in the tropics. The USSR has more than 600 species. Many Coccoidea damage predominantly subtropical and southern fruit crops. Some require quarantine. There are beneficial species, used for obtaining shellac and carmine.

REFERENCE

Borkhsenius, N. S. Chervetsy i shchitovki SSSR (Coccoidea). (Opredelitel’ po faune SSSR, 32.) Moscow-Leningrad, 1950.
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Parasitan huespedes de varios ordenes de Insecta pero preferentemente hemipteros de la superfamilia Aleyrodoidea (familia Aleyrodidae) o de Coccoidea (familias Diaspididae y Coccidae).
Kondo until 2007 are deposited at the Auburn University Coccoidea Collection, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn, Alabama (AUCC), the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, USA (BME), the United States National Museum, Beltsville, Maryland, USA (USNM), and specimens collected in 2008 are deposited at the insect collection of the Department of Entomology, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
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Solo algunas especies de Metaphycus atacan mosquitas blancas (Noyes 2004) y forman un grupo muy especializado que no esta muy emparentado con las otras especies del genero que parasitan Coccoidea.