|Abstract||New Guinea is next to Greenland the largest island in the world; its area is about 785000 sq. kilometers (with adjacent islands ca. 806000 sq.kms). It lies within the tropics, quite near the equator, and is largely covered by a luxuriant vegetation, so that a rich fauna of scale insects may be expected, though extremely little has been published on this subject.|
In FERNALD’S catalogue with supplements (1903—1915), and in the Zoological Record for the years 1915—1957, only 4 new species are reported from New Guinea, viz. Myxolecanium kibarae BECCARI (FERNALD No. 1005), Aulacaspis major RUTHERFORD, Ceroplastes murrayi FROGGATT, and Steatococcus samaraius MORRISON (Zool. Ree. 1916, 1919, and 1927).