PSEUDOCOCCINI Cockerell, 1905 (Insecta, Hemiptera): proposed precedence over SPHAEROCOCCINI Cockerell, 1899

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:N. B. Hardy, Gullan P. J.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:24
Date Published:03/2008
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:COCCOIDEA, Hemiptera, mealybugs, Nomenclature, PSEUDOCOCCINI, Pseudococcus, SPHAEROCOCCINI, Sphaerococcus, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the family-group name PSEUDOCOCCINI Cockerell, 1905 (type genus Pseudococcus Westwood, 1840) for the mealybugs, a speciose group including many pests of agriculture, by giving it precedence over the senior family-group name SPHAEROCOCCINI Cockerell, 1899 (type genus Sphaerococcus Maskell, 1892).

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