First assessment of cryptic species in the gall-inducing scale insect Apiomorpha calycina (Coccomorpha: Eriococcidae).

Torin R. O’Connell (The University of Queensland); Lyn G. Cook (The University of Queensland). Apiomorpha calycina is a member of the most species-rich, gall-inducing scale insect genus.  Females induce vase-shaped galls on eucalypts in Eucalyptus sections Bisectae, Latoangulatae and Dumaria.  The species was first described by Tepper in 1893 from specimens collected on Eucalyptus dumosa in South Australia, but its distribution is …

First assessment of cryptic species in the gall-inducing scale insect Apiomorpha calycina (Coccomorpha: Eriococcidae). Read More »