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Dr Ting-Kui Qin


Plant Biosecurity
Biosecurity Australia
Canberra, ACT 2601

Phone: +61 2 6272 3719
Fax: +61 2 6272 3307
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1982: BAgric, Guizhou Agricultural College, China. Plant Protection
1989: MSc, Australian national University. Systematic entomology
1993: PhD, Australian national University. Systematic entomology


Insect and mite systematics, biogeography, phylogeny, cladistic analysis, plant quarantine.


I have refereed papers for several national and international journals, such as Systematic Entomology, Systematic & Applied Acarology, Bulletin of Entomological Research, Invertebrate Taxonomy, Australian Journal of Entomology, Journal of The Royal Society of New Zealand, and the chapter in the book titled Coccidae: Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control.


1988--present: Australian Entomological Society
1989--present: Entomological Society of New South Wales
1994--present: Australasian Arachnological Society
1995--present: Systematic & Applied Acarology Society, treasurer, assistant editor of Acarology Bulletin and co-editor of Systematic & Applied Acarology
1996--present: Acarological Society of America


I have published more than 60 papers, many of which are co-authored with colleagues. The publications are mainly on mite families Penthaleidae and Panthalodidae, and scale insect families Coccidae and Pseudococcidae. Titles of selected papers are as follows:

On mites

In press: Qin, T.K. & Henderson, R.C. Systematics of New Zealand Prostigmata. Proceedings of 10th International Congress of Acarology

1998: Kim, J.S., Qin, T.K. & Lindquist, E.E. Description of Tarsonemus parawaitei, a new species of Tarsonemidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with orchard and ornamental plants in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications2: 1-28.

1998: Qin, T.K. A checklist and key to species of Eupodoidea (Acari: Prostigmata) from Australia and New Zealand, and their subantarctic islands. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 28: 295-307.

1997: Qin, T.K., Henderson, R.C. & Crosby, T.K. Primary type specimens in the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC): Acari. Version 1 - June 1997. URL

1997: Qin, T.K. A reconsideration of the taxonomic position of Protopenthalodes (Prostigmata: Eupodoidea). Systematic and Applied Acarology.2: 253-255.

1997: Qin, T.K. Population genetics of the redlegged earth mites Halotydeus destructor and H. anthropus (Acarina : Penthaleidae) from Australia and/or South Africa. Bulletin of Entomological Research 87: 289-298.

1997: Qin, T.K. & Halliday, R.B. Eriorhynchidae, a new family of Prostigmata, with a cladistic analysis of eupodoid species of Australia and New Zealand. Systematic Entomology 22: 151-171.

1996: Qin, T.K. & Halliday, R.B. The Australian species of Chromotydaeus and Penthaleus C. L. Koch (Acarina: Penthaleidae). Journal of Natural History 30: 1833-1848.

1996: Qin, T.K. & Rohitha, B.H. The astigmatid mite Histiostoma feroniarum (Acari: Astigmata: Histiomatidae) in New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist 19: 65-69.

1996: Qin, T.K. A review and cladistic analysis of Eupodoidea (Acari: Acariformes). Systematic & Applied Acarology 1: 77-105.

1996: Qin, T.K. & Halliday, R.B. Revision of the Australian and South African species of Halotydeus Berlese (Acarina: Penthaleidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 86: 441-450.

1995: Qin, T.K. & Halliday, R.B. Systematic studies of red legged earth mite Halotydeus destructor (Tucker) and related species (Acarina: Penthaleidae). Plant Protection Quartly10(2): 50-52).

1994: Qin, T.K. Revision of the Australian Penthalodidae (Acarina). Invertebrate Taxonomy 8: 1305-1323.

On insects (mainly scale insects)

2000: Qin, T.K. Some doubtful distributional records of Ceroplastes destructor Newstead (Coccidae: Ceroplastinae). The Scale 24: 12-13.

1999: Qin,T.K. & Gullan, P.J. A new synonym of Ceroplastes destructor Newstead (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae). African Entomology 7(2): 305-306.

1998: Qin,T.K. & Gullan, P.J. Systamatics as a tool for pest management: case studies using scale insects and mites. Proceedings of 6th Australasian Applied Entomological Research Conferences. Volume 1: 479-488.

1998: Qin, T.K., Gullan, P.J. & Beattie, G.A.C. Biogeography of the wax scales (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae). Journal of Bieogeography 25: 37-45.

1997: Qin, T.K. The pela wax scale and commercial wax production. In Y. Ben-Dov and C. Hodgson (eds) Soft Scale Insects, Their Biology, Natural Enemies and Control. (Elsevier Scientific Publishers B.V.: Amsterdam, the Netherland). pp. 303-321.

1995: Qin, T.K. & Gullan, P.J. A cladistic analysis of wax scales (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae). Systematic Entomology 20: 289-308.

1994: Qin, T.K. & Gullan, P.J. Taxonomy of the wax scales (Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastine) in Australia. Invertebrate Taxonomy 8: 923-959.

1994: Qin, T.K., Gullan, P.J., Beattie, G.A.C., Trueman, J.W.H., Cranston, P.S., Fletcher, M.J., and Sands, D.P.A. The current distribution and geographical origin of the scale insect pest Ceroplastes sinensis (Hemiptera: Coccidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 84: 541-549.

1992: Qin, T.K. & Gullan, P.J. A revision of the Australian pulvinariine soft scales (Insecta: Hemiptera: Coccidae). Journal of Natural History 26(1): 103-164.

1991: Qin, T.K. & Gullan, P.J. A new species of Kilifia De Lotto (Homoptera: Coccidae) from Guizhou, China. Entomotaxonomia 13(1): 21-24.

1991: Qin, T.K. Miscanthicoccus miscanthi (Takahashi) (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae)--a new record from Mainland of China. Journal of Guizhou Agricultural College 10(1): 53-55. (In Chinese with English summary)

1990: Qin, T.K. & Gullan, P.J. The Australian mealybugs (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) of Xanthorrhoea (Xanthorrhoeaceae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 3 (7): 759-769.

1989: Qin, T.K. & Gullan, P.J. Cryptostigma Ferris - a coccoid genus with a strikingly disjunct distribution (Homoptera: Coccidae). Systematic Entomology 14 (2): 221-232.

1988: Qin, T.K. A new species of mealybug (Insecta: Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) from Western Australia. Records of Western Australian Museum 14(1): 1-6.

On systematic methodology

1994: Qin, T.K. Phylogeny as a tool in the biological control of a pest. ANIC News No. 5: 8-10.

1993: Qin, T.K. & Duan, Y. Comparison of the cladograms produced by Li's method and Farris' method. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 31(1): 100-104. (In Chinese with English summary)

1993: Qin, T.K., He, P. H. & Duan, Y. Brief introduction to cladistics, phenetics and evolutionary systematics. Journal of Guizhou Agricultural College supplement 12: 86-98. (In Chinese with English summary)

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