Valid Names ResultsSphaerococcus tormentosus Fuller, 1899 (Pseudococcidae: Sphaerococcus)
- Sphaerococcus tormentosus Fuller 1899: 450. Type data: AUSTRALIA: Western Australia, Swan River, on Melaleuca sp.. Syntypes, female, Type depository: London: The Natural History Museum, England, UK; Washington: United States National Entomological Collection, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, District of Columbia, USA; accepted valid name Illustr.
- Sphaerococcus tomentosus Fuller, 1899; Girault 1940: 149. misspelling of species epithet
Families: 1 | Genera: 2
- Hodgso2020: pp.32-34 ( Adult (M) ) [higher groups of Pseudococcidae]
- Structure: According to Fuller (1899) the adult females usually congregate together and secrete quantities of white wooly wax. The tests are subglobular with a central, longitudinal series of filaments. The first instar is yellow, elongate with 2 conspicuous anal tubercles. The adult male is brownish yellow and elongate.
- General Remarks: This species was placed in the Eriococcidae by Afifi & Kosztarab (1967), but no generic assignment has been made for its inclusion. The most detailed description of the female and first instar is by Fuller (1899); Afifi and Kosztarab (1967) presented a detailed description of the adult male.
- AfifiKo1967: illustration, taxonomy, 29-32, 36-37
- ColesVeBr1988: taxonomy, 15, 16
- Fuller1899: description, distribution, host, illustration, taxonomy, 450
- Giraul1940: biological control, 149
- HendriKo1999: taxonomy, 165
- Hodgso2020: key, 34
- Koszta1987: taxonomy, 216, 219
- Koszta1987: distribution, host, 216, 219
- Kozar2009: distribution, taxonomy, 107
- MillerGi2000: catalog, description, distribution, host, taxonomy, 461
- MillerGuWi1998: distribution, host, taxonomy, 302
- Willia2017a: catalog, list of species, 238