Valid Names ResultsOpisthoscelis ungulifinis Hardy & Gullan, 2010 (Eriococcidae: Opisthoscelis)
- Opisthoscelis ungulifinis Hardy & Gullan 2010: 28-31. Type data: AUSTRALIA: South Australia, 2 km SW of Oodla Wirra, ex gall on Eucalyptus ?oleosa, 12/5/1971. Holotype, female, by original designation Type depository: Canberra: Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Entomology, Australia; accepted valid name Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Eucalyptus | HardyGu2010
- South Australia | HardyGu2010
- HardyGu2010: pp.8 ( Adult (F) ) [Key to adult females of species of Opisthoscelis and Tanyscelis]
- Systematics: Adult females of O. ungulifinis can be recognized easily by the 1 or 2 blunt spines on each of the marginal projections on the posterior abdominal segments, and by having the hind coxae each set on a fleshy projection. they are also unique amongst Opisthoscelis species in having microtubular ducts. The adult females are most similar to thos of O. serrata, which also have marginal projections each with 1 or 2 spines; however these spines are conical in O. serata. Adult females of O. ungulifinia can be further separated from O. serata by lacking marginal projections cephalad of abdominal segment IV (present on all segments of O. serata), and by having a marginal fringe of elongate setae (absent in O. serata). (Hardy & Gullan, 2010)
- Structure: Female gall on leaf, raised, rather nipple-like excrescences. Gall opening star-like, with fissures radiating from central orifice, apparently on adaxial leaf surface. (Hardy & Gullan, 2010)
- General Remarks: Detailed description, photograph of galls and illustration in Hardy & Gullan, 2010.
- HardyGu2010: description, distribution, host, illustration, structure, taxonomy, 28-31