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Genus Coccophagus

Aphelinidae: Coccophagus sp. - Coccophagus - female Coccophagus lycimnia - female coccoid-stalking wasp - Coccophagus - female Unknown parasitic wasp - Coccophagus - female Unknown parasitic wasp - Coccophagus Unknown parasitic wasp - Coccophagus - female Possible Coccophagus - Coccophagus Coccophagus?  - Coccophagus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)
Family Aphelinidae
Subfamily Coccophaginae
Genus Coccophagus
Explanation of Names
Coccophagus Westwood 1833
Numbers
~260 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide(1)
Remarks
Used as biocontrol against several species of soft scales, such as brown soft scale (Coccus hesperidum) and the hemispherical scale (Saissetia coffeae)