Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Australian mealybugs.

Abstract

In this monograph on the Pseudococcidae of Australia, 196 species in 61 genera are recognized; 27 genera and 132 species are described as new. A number of taxonomic changes are proposed, and keys to all the genera and species are provided. Extensive discussions of the biology, economic importance (a review), history, systematics, morphology and classification of the family in Australia are included, together with relevant information on mealybugs from other parts of the world. A list of all the known Australian host-plants is also included.