Valid Names ResultsPinnaspis melaleucae Laing, 1929 (Diaspididae: Pinnaspis)
- Pinnaspis melaleucae Laing 1929: 15-16. Type data: AUSTRALIA: Queensland, Townsville, on Melaleuca leucadendron, by G.F. Hill. Syntypes, female, Type depository: London: The Natural History Museum, England, UK . accepted valid name Illustr.
Families: 1 | Genera: 1
- Melaleuca | Laing1929
- Queensland | Laing1929
- General Remarks: Detailed description and illustration by Laing (1929).
- Systematics: The shape of the median lobes are similar to P. minima, but the few dorsal pores and the color of the exuviae should distinguish it (Laing, 1929).
- Structure: Female scale straight, not curved, rather markedly dilated behind, often expanded more strongly on one side than the other, the greatest breadth about two-thirds the length, snowy white, opaque, smooth; exuviae blackish grey, paler around the margins, 1.6 mm long. Male scale narrow, elongate, parallel-sided, tricarinate; exuviae very pale stramineous, 1.1 mm long. Adult female clearing completely in potash, oval, length quite twice the breadth (Laing, 1929).