Pseudococcus markharveyi Gullan, 2013

Banksia montana mealybug

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pseudococcus sp. 15 (Moir et al., 2012)

 

Conservation Status

Missing

Last record: November 2019 (Moir, 2021)

 

Two attempted translocations to save the species failed (Moir, 2021).

 

Distribution

Stirling Range National Park (Bluff Knoll and Pyungorup Peak), Western Australia, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gullan, Penny J., Moir, Melinda L. and Leng, M. C. (2013). A new species of mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from critically endangered Banksia montana in Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 28(1): 13-20.

 

Other references:

Moir, Melinda L. (2021). Coextinction of Pseudococcus markharveyi (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae): a case study in the modern insect extinction crisis. Austral Entomology 60(1): 89-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/aen.12506

Moir, Melinda L. and Leng, M. C. (2013). Developing management strategies to combat increased coextinction rates of plant-dwelling insects through global climate change. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, QLD. 104 pp.

Moir, Melinda L. and Leng, M. C. (2015). Pseudococcus markharveyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T68974289A68974294. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T68974289A68974294.en. Accessed on 06 August 2022.

Moir, Melinda L., Vesk, P. A., Brennan, K. E. C. et al. (2012). A preliminary assessment of changes in plant-dwelling insects when threatened plants are translocated. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 367-377.

 

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