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Ülgentürk in Ülgentürk & Kozár 2011 (Diaspididae
Ülgentürk in Ülgentürk & Kozár
Type species: Torosaspis turcica Ülgentürk and Kozár
accepted valid name
- General Remarks: Description in Ülgentürk & Kozár, 2011.
- Systematics: Torosaspis may be related to Acanthomytilus and Lepidosaphes Shimer (1868), but distinguishable from the latter two in having the marginal macroducts all single. In this character, it agrees with Pallulaspis Ferris (1937) and Mercetaspis Gomez Menor Ortega (1927). It differs from these genera in the distribution of dorsal macroduct on the pygidium. Furthermore, Mercetaspis is very peculiar in lacking marginal appendages on the pygidium. (Ülgentürk & Kozár, 2011)
- Structure: Scale of female oyster-shell shaped. Adult female elongate, oval, derm membranous. Antennae reduced to one-segmented stubs, each with 2 or 3 thick setae. Trilocular disc pores associated with anterior spiracle.
Glandular tubercles present submarginally on metathorax and abdominal segments I-III. Pygidium with 2 pairs
of well-developed lobes, L3 reduced. Median gland spines at least as long as median lobes; other gland spines well developed, as long as median lobes. Marginal macroducts all single on segments IV–VII (formula 1,1,1,1). Perivulvar pores when present, in 5 distinct groups. (Ülgentürk & Kozár, 2011)
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