Valid Names ResultsNeparla katus Takagi 1987 (Diaspididae: Neparla)
- Neparla katus Takagi 1987: 2-4. Type data: NEPAL: Godavari, near Kathmandu, on Castanopsis indica, ?/08/1975. Holotype, female, Type depository: Sapporo: Entomological Institute, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan . accepted valid name Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Castanopsis indica | Takagi1987
- Nepal | Takagi1987
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration by Takagi (1987).
- Structure: Female scale oval, depressed and white; entirely enclosing the insect body, ventral portion being as well developed as dorsal; exuvial casts terminal; 2nd instar cast ruptured along the margin, but not completely, dorsal and ventral halves of skin remaining attached to each other by part of the margin, the ventral half less sclerotized, its central area including mouth-parts pushed back toward pygidium; 1st instar casts ruptured on the ventral surface of the head, retaining antennae, the rest of ventral skin much less sclerotized and eventually completely separated from dorsal skin, together with legs and mouth-parts pushed backward. Male scale much smaller, slender, with sides straight and parallel, pale brown dorsally and white ventrally. Adult female body broadly obovate; meso- and metathorax and abd I-IV well defined marginally by intersegmental constrictions; pygidium triangular rather than round on the free margin. Three pairs of well-developed pygidial lobes, presenting a converging appearance apically towards meson (Takagi, 1987).