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Munting 1969 (Diaspididae
Type species: Formosaspis karroo Munting
by original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: The prodigious development of the median lobes which may occur in this genus is quite remarkable (Munting, 1969).
- Structure: Belonging to the tribe Diaspidini sens. lat. Adult female completely enclosed by 2nd instar exuviae, body elongate but varying in shape according to position on host plant. Median lobes conspicuously long to very long, never solidly sclerotized but hollow with ducts inside, never yoked, without basal scleroses, bearing long setae; other lobes present or absent. Gland tubercles and pygidial gland spines absent in adult female. Dorsal macroducts when present few in number and together with those in the lobes have an extremely long microduct on their inner ends, which is long enough to reach or extend beyond posterior spiracles. Perivulvar pores absent (Munting, 1969).
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