Phenacoccinae Šulc 1944: 152, Sulc, 1944

Hodgson, Chris, 2020, A review of neococcid scale insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccomorpha) based on the morphology of the adult males, Zootaxa 4765 (1), pp. 1-264: 34

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Phenacoccinae Šulc 1944: 152


Subfamily Phenacoccinae Šulc 1944: 152   .

Introduction. This subfamily is considered to be sister to the Pseudococcinae   ( Downie & Gullan 2004; Hardy et al. 2008; Kaydan et al. 2015; Danzig & Gavrilov-Zimin 2014). Few adult males have been described in detail but those that have been described are listed in Appendix A View Appendix A . Males in this subfamily are basically similar to those of the Pseudococcinae   but differ as in the key above. Some of these character states are similar to those found on adult males of Rhizoecidae   , which has been associated with Phenacoccinae   by some authors, e.g., Hardy et al. 2008. As examples of phenacoccine mealybugs, illustrations of Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley   and Phenacoccus   sp. (off Pinus halepensis, Evia   , Greece, 22.viii.2006, S. Gounari) are here illustrated ( Figs 8 View FIGURE 8 , 9 View FIGURE 9 ).