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False Parlatoria Scale

Scientific Name
Pseudoparlatoria parlatorioides
Scientific Author
(Comstock, 1883)
(Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
NZ - Exotic

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Diagnostic Images

Antenna - Female
Slide mounted
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, thin and translucent, with female body showing through; exuvia marginal. Male scale cover similar but more oval-elongate and smaller. On bark and leaves (Miller & Davidson 2005).


Adult female with 3 pairs of lobes, the median lobes well separated, each with 1 conspicuous notch each side then triangular to apex, with a long ventral basal sclerotisation arising from the point of each notch; 2nd and 3rd lobes bilobate, with rounded lobules and ventral sclerotisations. With 1 pair of ‘fish-tail’ gland spines in medial space, lateral gland spines normal, then becoming very short on prepygidium. Marginal macroducts and dorsal ducts 2-barred,decreasing in size from largest on VII and present submarginally to segment V. Antenna with 1 stout seta and 1 or more fine setae. Pores absent by spiracles. Perivulvar pores present in 5 groups. Microducts scattered on dorsum and venter.

Source: [ScaleNet](

Keys: Miller & Davidson (2005). Colón-Ferrer & Medina-Gaud 1998: 126 (female) [Key to species of Pseudoparlatoria of Puerto Rico]; Kosztarab 1996: 409 (female) [Key to the genera of the subfamily Diaspidinae]; Danzig 1971d: 845 (female) [Key to species of family Diaspididae]; Ferris 1942: SIV-446:62 (female) [Key to species of Pseudoparlatoria]; MacGillivray 1921: 314 (female) [as Carulaspis parlatoroides; Key to species of Carulaspis].
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Specimen Contact
New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K.
27/05/2011 02:40 AEST
Last Updated
17/04/2014 03:20 AEST
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K. (2011) False Parlatoria Scale (Pseudoparlatoria parlatorioides ) Updated on 4/17/2014 3:20:39 AM Available online: PaDIL -
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