Valid Names ResultsOpisthoscelis tuberculata Hardy & Gullan, 2010 (Eriococcidae: Opisthoscelis)
- Opisthoscelis tuberculata Hardy & Gullan 2010: 25-28. Type data: AUSTRALIA:New South Wales, Penrith, on Eucalyptus sp., 11/24/1899. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Orange: Agricultural Scientific Collections Unit, Orange Agricultural Institute, NSW, Australia; accepted valid name Notes: The holotype is from the collection of W.W. Froggatt and the female was removed from an open pit gall in a leaf midrib and slide-mounted by J.W. Beardsley. Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Eucalyptus | HardyGu2010
- New South Wales | HardyGu2010
- HardyGu2010: pp.8 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to adult females of species of Opisthoscelis and Tanyscelis]
- Systematics: Adult females of O. tuberculata are closely related to O. thurgoona with which they share well-developed fore, mid and hind legs, 7 distinct antennal segments, aventral anal opening, with a sclerotic anal ring bearing numerous setae, each of which is surrounded at the base by a number of minute pores. The adult female can be distinguished from that of O. thurgoona by 5 fleshy setae on each antenna (4 on thurgoona), dorsal ducts in clusters of up to 30 ducts (2-8 ducts per cluster on O. thurgoona), and the adult female sits in a open-top leaf pit (in an enclosed leaf gall in O. thurgoona). (Hardy & Gullan, 2010)
- Structure: Pit-shaped gall on leaf, opening round to oblong apparently on adaxial leaf surface; gall hemispherical on side of leaf opposite opening. (Hardy & Gullan, 2010)
- General Remarks: Detailed description, photograph of gall and illustration in Hardy & Gullan, 2010.