Valid Names ResultsSphaerococcus morrisoni morrisoni Fuller, 1897 (Pseudococcidae: Sphaerococcus)
- Sphaerococcus morrisoni morrisoni Fuller 1897b: 1346. Type data: AUSTRALIA: Western Australia, Swan River, Pinjarrah, on Melaleuca sp.. Syntypes, female, Type depository: Washington: United States National Entomological Collection, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, District of Columbia, USA; accepted valid name
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Melaleuca | Fuller1897b
- Western Australia | Fuller1897b
- Systematics: Slide-mounted adult female with: enlarged setae absent; hair-like body setae scattered over both surfaces; numerous quinquelocular pores on both surfaces; legs absent; antennae 1-segmented; numerous discoidal pores on venter posterior of hind spiracles (Miller, 1999 personal observation).
- Structure: Gall is red, elongated, apex perforated and resembles that of an Apiomorpha (Fuller, 1897b). The female chamber is divided into 2 parts, the lower division is spherical and small and having a wide circular opening into the upper chamber, which is balloon shaped. The female rests upon the ledge at the bottom of the upper chamber and its abdomen protrudes into the lower chamber, where the larvae are deposited. Adult secrets dorsally a white tuft of cottony matter. Larvae are crimson (Fuller, 1899).
- General Remarks: This species was considered by Miller et al. (1998) to be an eriococcid, but was not assigned to a new genus.
- Beards1984: distribution, host, taxonomy, 88
- Cocker1899a: taxonomy, 392
- Frogga1921b: description, distribution, host, illustration, 12, 14
- Fuller1897b: description, distribution, host, 1346
- Fuller1899: description, distribution, host, illustration, taxonomy, 450-451
- Kozar2009: distribution, taxonomy, 107
- MillerGi2000: catalog, description, distribution, host, taxonomy, 459
- MillerGuWi1998: distribution, host, taxonomy, 295
- Willia2017a: catalog, list of species, 237