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Micrococcidae
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Micrococcidae is a family of scale insects commonly known as the Mediterranean scales. There are two genera and eight species.[1] Members of this family are found in Cyprus, Italy [2] and other Mediterranean countries including Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Turkey.[3]

Taxonomy

Members of this family feed on monocotyledonous hosts as do members of the Aclerdidae which is believed to be a sister clade. The Asterolecanoid taxa form a well-defined group of families which also includes the Asterolecaniidae, Cerococcidae, Lecanodiaspididae and Pollinia pollini. The placement of the latter is problematic as it seems to be the sister group to the rest of the Asterolecanoid taxa.[3]

Biology

Adult females are broadly oval with six legs and a pair of antennae. They can be distinguished from members of other scale families by the fact that the vulvae are found on abdominal segment VI rather than on segment VIII. There are usually four female and five male instars.[3]

Genera

References

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  1. ^ D. R. Miller, M. E. Gimpel & Alessandra Rung (2005). A systematic catalogue of the Cerococcidae, Halimococcidae, Kermesidae, Micrococcidae, Ortheziidae, Phenacoleachiidae, Phoenicococcidae, and Stictococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the World. Intercept Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84585-001-2..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Global Biodiversity Information Facility[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Douglass R. Miller & Douglas J. Williams (1993). "Systematic revision of the Family Micrococcidae (Homoptera: Coccoidea), with a discussion of its relationships, and a description of a gynandromorph" (PDF). Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria Filippo Silvestri. 50: 199–247. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21.
Extant Hemiptera families
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha
CicadomorphaCercopoidea
(froghoppers) Cicadoidea
(cicadas) Membracoidea Fulgoromorpha
(planthoppers)Fulgoroidea
Suborder Sternorrhyncha
Aleyrodoidea Aphidoidea
(aphids) Coccoidea
(scale insects) Phylloxeroidea Psylloidea
Suborder Heteroptera (with Coleorrhyncha)
Dipsocoromorpha EnicocephalomorphaEnicocephaloidea Gerromorpha
(semiaquatic bugs)Gerroidea Hebroidea Hydrometroidea Mesovelioidea
(water treaders) Leptopodomorpha Nepomorpha
(true water bugs)Corixoidea Nepoidea Ochteroidea Aphelocheiroidea Naucoroidea Notonectoidea Pleoidea Peloridiomorpha
(Coleorrhyncha)
CimicomorphaCimicoidea PentatomomorphaAradoidea Pentatomoidea
(shield bugs) Coreoidea Lygaeoidea Pyrrhocoroidea
Note: Coleorrhyncha are a different clade from Heteroptera. Heteroptera with Coleorrhyncha were referred to as Prosorrhyncha.
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Micrococcidae: Brief Summary
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Micrococcidae is a family of scale insects commonly known as the Mediterranean scales. There are two genera and eight species. Members of this family are found in Cyprus, Italy and other Mediterranean countries including Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Turkey.

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