CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Insects
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
  Mealy bugs
Family Pseudococcidae
Family Margarodidae


Size: 2-3 mm

Covered with wax secretions, some of which yield commercial amounts, females are wingless, and feed on plant sap. The males do not feed, and newly hatched nymphs are dispersed by wind. They usually have little or no mobility.

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Icerya sp.
Family Magarodidae

close-up
Nipaecoccus sp.
Family Pseudococcidae
close-up
Crypticerya jacobsoni
Family Magarodidae

magnified close-up
Rastrococcus ? iceryoides
Family Pseudococcidae
on Rhizophora murconata
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre