Systematic review of the Australian 'bush coconut' genus Cystococcus (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) uncovers a new species from Queensland
Australia houses some unusual biota (insects included), much of which is undescribed. Cystococcus Fuller (Hemiptera:Sternorrhyncha:Coccoidea:Eriococcidae) currently comprises two species, both of which induce galls exclusively on bloodwoods (Myrtaceae: Corymbia Hill & Johnson). These insects display sexual dichronism, whereby females give birth first to sons and then to daughters. Wingless first-instar females cling to their winged adult brothers and are carried out of the maternal gall when...[Show more]
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