Valid Names ResultsSphaerococcus tepperi Fuller, 1897 (Pseudococcidae: Sphaerococcus)
- Sphaerococcus tepperi Fuller 1897b: 1346. Type data: AUSTRALIA: Western Australia, Geraldton, 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: 2
- Western Australia | Frogga1921b
- Systematics: Slide-mounted adult female with: enlarged setae conical, sides straight, apices acute, restricted to posterior abdominal segments; multilocular pores absent; tubular ducts absent; hind legs represent by sclerotized swelling, covered with translucent pores; other legs absent; antennae 4- or 5-segmented; anal ring simple opening, without setae or pores (Miller, 1999 personal observation).
- Structure: Galls formed of aborted leaves and occupied by many coccids. They are spherical, flattened at the base and apex with the points of the aborted leaves protruding. Adult female flat, elongate, pyriform, yellow in color, eyes black (Fuller, 1899).
- General Remarks: This species was moved to the Eriococcidae by Miller et al. (1998).
- Beards1984: distribution, host, taxonomy, 88
- Cocker1899a: taxonomy, 392
- Frogga1907: taxonomy, 380
- Frogga1921b: distribution, host, 18
- Fuller1897b: description, distribution, host, 1346
- Fuller1899: description, distribution, host, illustration, taxonomy, 449
- Kozar2009: distribution, taxonomy, 107
- MillerGi2000: catalog, description, distribution, host, taxonomy, 460-461
- MillerGuWi1998: taxonomy, 301