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Taxonavigation: Coccoidea 

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

Familia: Margarodidae
Subfamilia: Porphyrophorinae
Genera: Porphyrophora


  • Vahedi, H.-A. 2002. A revision of the genus Porphyrophora (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Margarodidae) with particular reference to the Middle East and with a discussion on the relationships of the hypogaeic margarodids. Unpublished thesis, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. 358pp.
  • Vahedi, H.-A. 2004: Notes on the biology of Porphyrophora cynodontis (Archangelskaya) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Margarodidae) under field and laboratory conditions in Kermanshah, Iran. (Full paper) in proceeding of the X international symposium on scale insect studies, Adana Turkey, 19th -23rd April 2004.
  • Vahedi, H.-A.; Hodgson, C.J. 2007: Some species of the hypogeal scale insect Porphyrophora Brandt (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea: Margarodidae) from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Systematics and biodiversity, 5: 23-122.
  • Vahedi, H.-A.; Gholami, F. 2010: Scanning electron microscope observations on the multilocular disc-pores of adult female Porphyrophora tritici (Bod.) & P. Cynodontis Archangelskaia, (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Margarodidae).Entomologica Hellenica journal, 19: 76-81.