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Takagi 2011 (Diaspididae
Type species: Leptodiaspis nigra Takagi
type designation unknown
accepted valid name
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustrations in Takagi, 2011.
- Systematics: This genus is referable to the subtribe Diaspidina. In this subtribe, Leptodiaspis is unique in having an elongate tripartite body in the adult female at full growth. The spiracular disc pores are not trilocular as usual in the Diaspidini, but quadrilocular. These pores are arranged in transverse rows, the rows associated with the anterior spiracles, extending far laterad of the spiracles. The black female test is unusual. Leptodiaspis is similar to the Diaulacaspis in the characters of the pygidium, but is distinguishable in that the teneral female does not reveal the charcteristic body shape as do the Diaulacaspis. In addition, the occurrence of quadrilocular spiracular disc pores separates the two genera.
description, distribution, host, illustration, structure, taxonomy, pp. 41-60
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