Valid Names ResultsPseudococcus gallicola Ehrhorn, 1916 (Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus)
- Pseudococcus gallicola Ehrhorn 1916: 241. Type data: HAWAII: Oahu Island, Palolo Valley, on Santalum littorale and S. ellipticum. Syntypes, female, Type depository: Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Department of Entomology Collection, Hawaii, USA; accepted valid name
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- VonEllWa2016: pp.74-77 ( Adult (F) ) [Pseudococcus species present in the New World]
- Zimmer1948: pp.177 ( Adult (F) ) [Hawaii]
- Systematics: Althought Ferris refers to a "holotype slide", this slide apparently contains more than one specimen, and the reference cannot be regarded as being a lectotype designation. Von Ellenreider & Watson stated that the series of specimens of P. gallicola, P. lycopodii, and P. swezeyi examined in 20116 varies greatly in number of cerarii, number and position of OR on dorsum and venter, and various measurements, with most characters states and ranges overlapping. They examined one specimen, collected from under bark on Acacia koa and identified as P. swezeyi by Beardsley which had dorsal OR lateral to posterior ostioles and ventral submarginal OR on SI–VII, rendering the morphological distinction among these three species unreliable.
- Biology: The young larvae station themselves on the underside of the very young, tender leaves, and by irritation cause a depression in the leaf, which grows very quickly, forming a deep, pocket-like gall (Ehrhorn, 1916). Live in galls on the upper side of leaves of Santalum ellipticum S. freycineatianum, S. littorale and S. haleakalae (Beardsley, 1984).
- General Remarks: Good description and illustration of the adult female given by Ferris in Zimmerman (1948).
- Beards1984: distribution, host, life history, taxonomy, 85
- BenDov1994: catalog, 392
- Ehrhor1916: description, distribution, host, taxonomy, 241, 242
- VonEllWa2016: distribution, host, key, morphology, structure, 74-82
- Willia2017a: catalog, list of species, 247
- WilliaMi1999: life history, taxonomy, 523
- Zimmer1948: description, distribution, host, illustration, taxonomy, 177, 213-219