Valid Names Results
Takagi 1999 (Diaspididae
Type species: Medangaspis payunga Takagi
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- Structure: Dermal features of the adult female are simplified undoubtedly in association with the pupillarial mode of life. The marginal appendages of the pygidium are apparently reductive, but they still hold the kuwanaspidine pattern: they are composed of lobes, plates and gland spines, and the median lobes are separated from each other by a pair of plates. This pattern is also represented in the 2nd instar female, which differs from the adult female in having 3 plates (instead of 1) on the 6th abdominal segment (Takagi, 1999a).
description, distribution, taxonomy, pp. 102
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