n African Entomology - The identity of the wax scale insect, (Linnaeus) (Sternorrhyncha : Coccoidea : Coccidae), and a key to the wax scales recorded from South Africa

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



What is believed to be the wax scale, (Linnaeus), has been rediscovered in the region of the type locality in South Africa on the type host plant, (L.) Killick (Myricaceae). The adult female is redescribed and illustrated and a neotype designated. In addition, a key to all species of wax scale insect known from South Africa is included.

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