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Latania Scale

Scientific Name
Hemiberlesia lataniae
Scientific Author
(Signoret, 1869)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult Female

Membranous and broadly pyriform. Pygidium with large median lobes close together, almost touching; second and third lobes very reduced, unsclerotized; anal opening large, situated near posterior margin of pygidium (less than 2.3 times its length from base of median lobes); paraphyses shorter than the lobes, present only on the margin between the third lobes; perivulvar pores present.

Field Characters

In life, scale cover of adult female 1.5-2.0 mm diameter, circular, convex; on stems, usually tan but can be darker; on leaves, grey or almost white; exuviae subcentral, yellow to yellow-brown. If present, male scale cover elongate oval with yellow subterminal exuviae, smaller and sometimes paler than that of female. Body of adult female bright yellow. Eggs yellow, elongate, each 0.15 mm long.

References

- Watson, G.W. (2002). Arthropods of Economic Importance: Diaspididae of the World. World Biodiversity Database, CD-ROM. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
27/06/2011 01:12 AEST
Last Updated
09/04/2014 02:37 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Latania Scale (Hemiberlesia lataniae) Updated on 4/9/2014 2:37:43 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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