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Beardsley 1966 (Diaspididae
Type species: Palauaspis multiductus Beardsley
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: Palauaspis is allied to the Lepidosaphes group of genera, particularly Coccomytilus Leonardi (Beardsley, 1966).
- Structure: Diaspidinae with numerous small double barred ducts; at least a few marginal gland spines on posterior part of pygidium; without fringe plates. Antennal tubercles bearing 2 or more setae; anterior spiracles each with an adjacent group of several disc pores. Body form elongate, fusiform. Thorax and prepygidial abdominal segments without elongate gland spines; gland tubercles wanting or at most represented by a few poorly defined tubercles on lateral margins of abdominal segment 3 in the type species. Pygidium with median lobes small, well separated, and not yoked basally by an internal sclerosis; second pair of lobes reduced to small bilobate sclerotized protuberances. Dorsum of pygidium with numerous small macroducts with sclerotized oral rims; similar ducts present on both dorsum and venter of prepygidial abdominal segments, thorax, and head, particularly in lateral areas. Venter of pygidium and prepygidial abdominal segments with numerous very small tubular ducts (Beardsley, 1966).
description, distribution, taxonomy, pp. 548
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