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White Mango Scale

Scientific Name
Aulacaspis tubercularis
Scientific Author
(Newstead, 1906)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

Head Ventral - Adult
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NZA709. Magnification: 40x.
Source
Qing-Hai Fan MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult Female

With swollen, angular or quadrate prosoma; body widest at prominent lateral tubercles, almost level with anterior spiracles; posterior spiracles usually associated with spiracular pores; gland spines and macroducts absent from thorax and head. Pygidium with median lobes zygotic, without any setae or gland spines between their bases; abdominal segment VI bearing 1 or 2 submedian macroducts on each side; and pore prominences between pygidial lobes well developed. Often on mango; does not feed on grasses.

Field Characters

In life, scale cover of adult female approximately circular, white and transparent, with dark, oval exuviae. Scale cover of male smaller, rectangular, white with three raised longitudinal ridges; exuviae. Exposed body of gravid adult female 1.5-2.0 mm long, brownish. Adult male winged.

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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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/06/2011 08:42 AEST
Last Updated
19/03/2014 22:14 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) White Mango Scale (Aulacaspis tubercularis) Updated on 3/19/2014 10:14:36 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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