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MacGillivray 1921 (Diaspididae
Type species: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus Comstock
accepted valid name
- Comstockiaspis MacGillivray;
misspelling of genus name
- General Remarks: Description and characters in MacGillvray (1921).
- Systematics: Ferris (1937a) synonomized Comstockaspis with Diaspidiotus. Takagi (1974) revived Comstockaspis He regarded Abgrallaspis, Quadraspidiotus, and Diaspidiotus as synonyms of Hemiberlesia, but he regarded Comstockaspis as a separate genus. Takagi's opinion has received detailed support from molecular phylogenetic studies, showing that, C. perniciosa, the type species of Comstockaspis, is indeed only distantly related to the clade that includes the species of Diaspidiotus and Hemiberlesia (Andersen et al. 2010)
2010). Comstockaspis is distinguishable by the presence of a paraphysis-like sclerotization at the base of the medial margin of L1, and by the robust medial paraphysis in the second space (laterad of L2).
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