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Family Margarodidae - Ground Pearls

Mystery Insect - male Red creatures found in lawn Underground scale insects? Underground scale insects? Unknown... Unknown... Unknown... Unknown...
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Coccoidea (Scales and Mealybugs)
Family Margarodidae (Ground Pearls)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
recently split, this family now includes only the Ground Pearls. All of the species typically found above ground have been moved to separate families (the nearctic forms mostly to Monophlebidae)
Numbers
8 spp. in 4 genera our area, ~110 spp. in 9 genera worldwide(1)
Print References
Foldi I. (2005) Ground pearls: a generic revision of the Margarodidae sensu stricto (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea). Ann. Soc. entomol. Fr. 41: 81-125. [Full text]
Internet References
Fact sheet[Cite:185010]
Works Cited
1.ScaleNet