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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamilia: Coccoidea

Familia: Kermesidae
Genera: Allokermes – Fulbrightia – Kermes – Nanokermes – Nidularia – Olliffiella – Physeriococcus – Reynvaania – Sucinikermes

Nidularia balachowskii Bodenheimer young adult female - ZooKeys-254-023-g001

Nidularia balachowskii young adult female


Spodek, M.; Ben-Dov, Y. 2014: A taxonomic revision of the Kermesidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in Israel, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa 3781(1): 1–99. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3781.1.1 Reference page.

Additional references

Miller, D. & Ben-Dov, Y. 2005. ScaleNet. Online


BHL bibliography
Catalogue of Life: 2020 Annual Checklist
Kermesidae – Taxon details on Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Kermesidae.

The Kermesidae are a family of scale insects belonging to the superfamily Coccoidea. The type genus, Kermes, includes the kermes scale insects, from which a red dye, also called kermes (a.k.a. crimson), is obtained.
External links

Allokermes kingii, northern red-oak kermes, kermes scale on the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site

Insects Images

Biology Encyclopedia

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