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Asiatic Rose Scale

Scientific Name
Aulacaspis rosarum
Scientific Author
Borchsenius, 1958
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Full body - Female Inlife
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Rosa Henderson Landcare Research
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Diagnostic Notes
Source: Henderson (2011) [See Web Links tab]

Live Appearance and Habitat

Female scale cover circular, white, with subcentral dark brown exuvia. Female body red. Male scale white, elongate, tricarinate, with terminal mid-brown exuvium; male scales sometimes occurring massed on stems. On stems of host plants.Abdomen with 5 rows of submedian dorsal ducts each side, the 5th row stepped.

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Strucuture

Female scale broadly oval or almost circular, 2.0-2.4 mm long, snow white, with dark brown larval exuviae; first larval exuvia often found on peripheral part of scale or overlying 2nd exuviae; 2nd larval exuvia in center or at edge of scale. Male scale white, with 2 longitudinal furrows, approximately 0.8 mm long (Borchsenius, 1958).

Keys

Williams & Watson 1988: 70 (female) [Key to species of Aulacaspis in the tropical South Pacific]; Chen 1983: 35 (female) [Key to species of Aulacaspis]; Chou 1982: 127 (female) [Key to Chinese species of Aulacaspis]; Wang 1982c: 93 (female) [Key to species of Aulacaspis].

Aulacaspis rosarum Borchsenius, 1958: 165. Type data: CHINA: Sichuan, Chengtu, near Kuanhsien, on Rosa sp., 05/11/1954, by Wang Yu-ch'iang & N. Shutova. Syntypes, female. Type depository: St. Petersburg: Zoological Museum, Academy of Science, Russia.
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Specimen Contact
New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Author
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K.
Created
27/05/2011 02:48 AEST
Last Updated
08/05/2014 01:17 AEST
Citation
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K. (2011) Asiatic Rose Scale (Aulacaspis rosarum) Updated on 5/8/2014 1:17:48 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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