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Notes: I have been studying the taxonomy and evolutionary relationships of selected members of the tribe Iceryini within the family Margarodidae. This tri be is monophyletic and belongs to the subfamily Monophlebinae. Relationships among iceryine genera and species are largely unknown. The only phylogenetic studies of margarodids are a cladistic analysis of morphology including three genera and an unpublished preliminary molecular phylogeny No phylogenetic hypotheses derived from molecular data are available for the family although a preliminary molecular phylogeny is available for relationships among scale insect families. The subfamily Monophlebinae of the scale insect family Margarodidae contains five tribes, of which the Iceryini is the largest and best known. Species of iceryines include some of the most important pests of commercial agriculture across the world. The six genera in this tribe are Auloicerya Morrison (2 species), Crypticerya Cockerell (15 species), Echinicerya Morrison (1 species), Gueriniella Fernald (2 species), Icerya Signoret (40 species) and Steatococcus Ferris (14 species). I have begun preliminary molecular analysis of the iceryine tribe and it's outgroup with species from North America, Australia, New Caledonia and Thailand. These molecular data are from the mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and a nuclear gene from the D2 expansion region of the large subunit ribosomal DNA gene (28S).