Ground pearls: a generic revision of the Margarodidae sensu stricto (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea)

  title={Ground pearls: a generic revision of the Margarodidae sensu stricto (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea)},
  author={I. Foldi},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  pages={125 - 81}
  • I. Foldi
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Biology
  • Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.)
Abstract The ground pearls comprise the scale insect family Margarodidae s. str., and are subterranean plant sucking parasites on roots of a wide variety of plants. Some ground pearls are serious destructive pests of grape vines, sugar cane, oil palms, cotton or lawn grass around the world. Both female and male development is characterised by an apodous, feeding 2nd-instar nymph, called a cyst. The cyst is primarily circular and often colourful, shiny, metallic or pearl-like, from which the… 

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