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Soft Scale

Scientific Name
Milviscutulus pilosus
Scientific Author
Williams & Watson, 1990
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Coccidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Full body - Female
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Slide mounted
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Rosa Henderson Landcare Research
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Diagnostic Notes
Source: [ScaleNet](http://scalenet.info)

Slide-mounted specimens broadly oval to slightly pyriform, up to 4.0 mm long and 3.00 mm wide. Antennae 235-300 µm long, each with 6-8 segments (usually 7). Anal plates together kite-shaped, each anterolateral edge 2.0-3.25 times as long as the posterolateral edge. Marginal setae shorter than a central stigmatic seta, slender, with at least a few branched to some extent, but often most flagellate. Dorsal surface with setae 19-65 µm long, flagellate and straight with sharp tips. Minute pores fairly numerous, each pore associated with an areolation in mature specimens. Preopercular pores small, numbering 6-12. Submarginal tubercles 1-17 on each side. Ventral surface with short flagellate setae, 1 pair long prevulvar setae, and 2-4 pairs interantennal setae up to about 85 um long. Multilocular disc pores present in vulvar area and scattered sparsely on abdominal segments. Description and illustration of the adult female given by Williams & Watson (1990).

Keys

Williams & Watson 1990: 121 (female)

Type Data

Solomon Islands: Western Province, New Georgia Islands, New Georgia, Munda, on Ficus sp. Holotype female. Type depository: London: The Natural History Museum, England, UK.
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Specimen Contact
New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Author
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K.
Created
27/05/2011 11:50 AEST
Last Updated
07/07/2011 09:12 AEST
Citation
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K. (2011) Soft Scale (Milviscutulus pilosus) Updated on 7/7/2011 9:12:38 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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