Valid Names ResultsPhacelococcus subcorticalis Gullan & Strong, 1997 (Eriococcidae: Phacelococcus)
- Phacelococcus subcorticalis Gullan & Strong 1997: 236. Type data: AUSTRALIA: Australian Capital Territory, Brindabella Range, New Chums Road, 35 degrees 24'S, 148 degrees 50'E, on Eucalyptus fastigata, 19/10/1991, by P.J. Gullan. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Canberra: Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Entomology, Australia; accepted valid name Notes: The type locality was devastated by January 2003 brushfires. The mature host trees of E. fastigata were severely burned and it is not known whether any P. subcorticalis survived in the area. (Hardy & Gullan, 2007) Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- HardyGu2007b: pp.87 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to adult females of Phacelococcus species]
- GullanSt1997: pp.230 ( ) [Adult females of Phacelococcus]
- Systematics: Slide-mounted adult female with: enlarged setae absent; hair-like setae scattered over dorsal surface; dorsal multilocular pores present, abundant over both surfaces; cruciform pores absent; antennae 6-segmented; macrotubular ducts absent; microtubular ducts medium in length, with 2 sclerotized areas (Gullan & Strong, 1997).
- Structure: "In life, the adult females are orange-pink to yellow with an almost indiscernible waxy coating that is apparent as a white powdery deposit on the bark around the insects (Gullan & Strong, 1997)."
- Biology: Gullan & Strong (1997) report that this species produces a large amount of honeydew in the lab and it is presumed that it is part of the diet of the Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy) and also the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis Shaw). They also state that the specimens collected in the Brindabella Range, were in longitudinal crevices in the fibrous bark on the trunk of Eucalyptus fastigata, whereas in Victoria they were found under sheets of bark of E. regnans.
- General Remarks: Gullan & Strong (1997) provide detailed description and illustration.
- Cook2000: distribution, physiology, 259
- CookGu2004: taxonomy, 444
- GullanSt1997: description, distribution, host, illustration, taxonomy, 236
- GwiazdVaDe2006: phylogenetics, 16
- HardyGu2007: distribution, host, 90
- Kozar2009: distribution, taxonomy, 105
- MillerGi2000: catalog, description, distribution, host, taxonomy, 439-440
- MillsSeGa2016: distribution, genetics, host, 260
- NanDeWu2013: phylogenetics, 173