Neosteingelia Morrison,

Hodgson, Chris & Foldi, Imre, 2006, A review of the Margarodidae sensu Morrison (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) and some related taxa based on the morphology of adult males, Zootaxa 1263 (1), pp. 1-250: 1-250

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Neosteingelia Morrison


Neosteingelia Morrison 

Neosteingelia Morrison, 1927: 101  . Morrison  (1927) considered that Neosteingelia  was related to Kuwania  and placed it in the Kuwaniini  , Margarodinae  . Williams (1969) pointed out that the family­group name should not be credited to Cockerell (as in Morrison  & Morrison  (1966) but to MacGillivray (1921). In their preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Margarodidae sensu Morrison, Hodgson & Foldi (2005)  found Neosteingelia  to be close to Xylococcus  . Unfortunately, no males of Kuwania  could be located during this study. Certainly, the males of Neosteingelia  show little similarity to the Margarodini  (sensu Morrison  ) but do show some similarities to the Callipappidae, discussed below.

Whilst studying material labelled Neosteingelia texana Morrison  , it was discovered that the material from Virginia was composed of two easily separable species.