Valid Names Results
Mamet 1967 (Diaspididae
Type species: Mytilaspis greeni Grandpré & Charmoy
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- Systematics: Pandanaspis is characterized by the peculiar segmentation of the female body. It seems to be somewhat allied to Opuntiaspis Cockerell from which it can be at once distinguished by its characteristic segmentation, absence of vestigial legs, arrangement of the dorsal ducts and the number of macroducts on the pygidial margin (Mamet, 1967a).
- Structure: Scale of female elongate; exuviae terminal. Scale of male smaller. Adult female elongate, somewhat sclerotized throughout, with a conspicuous articulation between the pro- and mesothorax, between the meso- and metathorax and between the 1st and 2nd abdominal segments; 2nd and 3rd abdominal segments well-differentiated and strongly produced laterally; with pygidium composed of the remaining abdominal segments; lateral margins of mesothorax and 1st abdominal segment with a truncate projection (Mamet, 1967a).
description, distribution, host, illustration, taxonomy, pp. 92
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