Valid Names ResultsMadarococcus cunninghamii Hardy & Gullan in Hardy et al., 2008 (Eriococcidae: Madarococcus)
- Madarococcus cunninghamii Hardy & Gullan in Hardy et al. 2008: 369-373, 379-381. Type data: AUSTRALIA: Tasmania, Ridgley, 41Â°10Â´S, 145Â°50Â´E, on leaf of Nothofagus cunninghamii, 1/29/1996, by D.W. deLittle.. Holotype, female, by present designation Type depository: Canberra: Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Entomology, Australia; accepted valid name Notes: Paratypes. Tasmania: 6 adult females, 1 second-instar female and c. 30 first-instar nymphs (three slides): same data as holotype (ANIC); 9 adult females and 4 first-instar nymphs (one slide): same data as holotype_x000D_ except 1/17/1996 (ANIC); 2 adult females: Collinsvale, 500 m, 5/2/1981, M. Williams, 50 B6, Record 69893 (TASAG); 18 adult females: Davis Creek, 39 miles [63 km] E of Queenstown, on N. cunninghamii, 6/27/1971,_x000D_ J. W. Beardsley (BPBM); 3 adult females: Fern Tree, on N. cunninghamii, 1/1/1962, N. M. Hudson (BMNH); 9 adult females (five slides): Hellyerâ€™s Gorge, on leaf of Nothofagus, [no date], J. M. Cox # 275 (BMNH); 17 adult_x000D_ females (four slides): 20 miles [32 km] W of Maydena, on N. cunninghamii, 6/26/1972. J. W. Beardsley (BPBM); 10 adult females: Meander State Forest, picnic area, 41Â°43Â´03Â´Â´S, 146Â°34Â´04Â´Â´E, on leaves of N. cunninghamii, etc. (see Hardy, et al., 2008)
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Nothofagus cunninghamii | HardyGuHe2008
- Tasmania | HardyGuHe2008
- HardyGuHo2008: pp.375-376 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to species of Madarococcus based on adult females]
- Systematics: Live adult female occurs on underside of leaf near petiole. Body colour bright green, some specimens with longitudinal bands of brown cuticle, others with dorsum entirely brown. Glassy filaments (maximum length 0.2–0.3 mm) born on enlarged setae, projecting dorsally and marginally. The sequence data strongly support a sister-group relationship between M. cunninghamii and the Australian species M. moorei. Madarococcus cunninghamii would be most easily confused with M. pulchellus or M. viridulus. The slide-mounted adult females of these three species are similar in lacking macrotubular ducts on the dorsum, and having only enlarged dorsal setae. M. cunninghamii can be recognised by having 1, macrotubular ducts present posterolateral of the vulva; 2, apical lobe seta shorter than dorsoapical lobe seta, and 3, a 2-segmented labium. The three pairs of enlarged dorsal setae on the first instar nymph are unique among the nymphs of known eriococcids on Nothofagus.
- Structure: Body outline ovate to subcordate. Eyespot on or just dorsal of margin. Antennae 6-segmented.
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration in Hardy, et al. (2008).