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Borchsenius & Williams 1963 (Diaspididae
Borchsenius & Williams
Type species: Poliaspis lanigera Laing
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: The females of Laingaspis differ from others in the Diaspidini tribe by the position of the dorsal ducts and by the peculiar sclerotized rim surrounding the orifice of each pygidial duct (Borchsenius & Williams, 1963).
- Structure: Body of adult female oval. Pygidium slightly pointed at apex, with one pair of broadly placed median lobes. Gland spines wide. Marginal macroducts absent. Dorsal ducts two-barred, each with a heavily sclerotized rim surrounding orifice, resembling dorsal ducts of Parlatoria, arranged in a wide submarginal band; smaller ducts with orifice without sclerotized rim forming groups and short rows on the posterior part of the body. Ventral surface with microducts and groups of small gland spines. Perivulvar pores in five groups and with a supplementary row of 3 groups anteriorly. Female scale white, pyriform, granular, with 2 yellow exuviae terminal. Male scale elongate, white, granular, uncarinated, with terminal exuviae yellow (Borchsenius & Williams, 1963).
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