Valid Names Results
Takagi 1970 (Diaspididae
Type species: Afiorinia hirashimai Takagi
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: Afiorinia differs from Fiorinia by lacking marginal setae between the median lobes. It may be better placed in the Chionaspis-group than in the Fiorinia-group (Takagi, 1970).
- Structure: Pupillarial, the adult female is enclosed within the sclerotized 2nd exuviae. Body elongate, with the free segments little lobed out laterally, an dwith the pygidium triangular in outline. Median lobes zygotic, comparatively very large, lacking distinct marginal setae between them. 2nd lobes bilobulate, much reduced. Gland spines ill-developed. Dorsal marginal setae of the pygidium elongate. Macroducts present only on the pygidial margin. Antenna with a seta. Anterior spiracle with disc pores. Anal opening situated rather towards the base of the pygidium. Perivulvar pores in 5 groups. 2nd instar female with marginal gland spines comparatively well developed, otherwise similar to the adult female (Takagi, 1970).
- Yang1982: pp.224
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