Valid Names Results
Takagi 1969 (Diaspididae
Type species: Smilacicola apicalis Takagi
by monotypy and original designation
accepted valid name
- General Remarks: Detailed redescription by Takagi (1983).
- Systematics: Smilacicola is referable to the tribe Rugaspidiotini. In adult females, Smilacicola is similar to Rugaspidiotinus, but in the 1st instar larvae some noticeable differences include 6-segmented antennae in Smilacicola as opposed to 5-segmented in Rugaspidiotinus (Takagi, 1983). Placed in tribe Smilacicolini by Takagi (2002).
- Structure: Body elongate-pyriform, being swollen and rounded in the cephalothorax; free abdominal segments little lobed laterally. Derm strongly sclerotized on pygidium and the lateral area of posterior prepygidial segments. Pygidium produced apically into a broad protuberance (Takagi, 1969a).
- Yang1982: pp.223 (female) [Key to genera of Diaspidini]
description, distribution, taxonomy, pp. 55
description, distribution, taxonomy, pp. 3-5, 8-9
illustration, taxonomy, pp. 59, 94-95
distribution, taxonomy, pp. 223
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