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Takagi 2003 (Diaspididae
by original designation
accepted valid name
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration in Takagi, 2003.
- Systematics: This genus is pupillarial, belonging to the subtribe Fioriniina and is very similar to Bayokaspis in the adult and second-instar female stages. In the adult female, it differs from Bayokaspis in having no gland spines in the prepygidial region and in lacking submedian dorsal setae on abd VI and VII. (Kuiatinganaspis has submedian dorsal setae on the prepygidial segments and at times also on abd V, whereas Bayokaspis is provided with them on abd II-VII.) The median trullae are a little divergent, and each of them is nearly triangular, rounded apically, and minutely serrate on the entire margin. The pygidium is delimited on the dorsal surface by the intersegmental furrow between abd IV and V, but there is no intersegmental notch on the margin. In the first instar, Kuiatinganaspis differs from Bayokaspis in many characters, of which some are as follows [characters on Bayokaspis in brackets]: 1) the body is unusually elongate [moderately elongate]; 2) a tubercle is present on the frontal margin between the antennae, bearing a pair of setae [such a tubercle is absent]; 3) the antennae are six-segmented [five-segmented]; 4) the head is devoid of enlarged dorsal ducts [the head has a pair of enlarged dorsal ducts]; 5) the thorax is devoid of submedian dorsal ducts [the thorax has three pairs of submedian dorsal ducts]; 6) the pygidium is devoid of dorsal ducts [the pygidium has a pair of ducts posteriorly to the anus]; and 7) there are no gland spines on the body margin [well-developed gland spines are present around the thorax and abdomen]. (Takagi, 2003)
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