oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Lac insects (Homoptera: Lacciferidae) from South Africa

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In his monograph on the lac insects Chamberlin (1923) erected the tribe Tachardinini with the genus Tachardina Ckll. and two subgenera Tachardina Ckll. and Afrotachardina Chamb. In his remarks on the genus he says: ""In spite of the general homogeneity of the genus there is a wide range of variation in certain of its features, and consequently it is found to break up into a number of more or less well-marked groups and subgenera. However, the number of species so far known, is too few to permit the arrangement of the subdivisions in really satisfactory form, and until more collecting is done the arrangement here given must be regarded as more or less provisional.""

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