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West Indian Red Scale

Scientific Name
Selenaspidus articulatus
Scientific Author
(Morgan, 1889)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult Female

About 0.85 mm long, strongly sclerotized, with a deep constriction between meso-and metathorax, dividing the semicircular prosoma from the tapering postsoma. Pygidium with median and second lobes subequal in size and similar in shape; third lobe reduced to a strongly sclerotized spine; perivulvar pores present in two groups.

Scale cover of adult female circular, flat, semitransparent, grey to light brown, with margin white or yellow; subcentral exuviae yellow or brown. Scale cover of male elongate oval, smaller than that of female, lighter grey to light brown, with margin white or yellow; submarginal exuviae dark yellow.

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
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
17/06/2011 07:49 AEST
Last Updated
02/05/2014 01:00 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) West Indian Red Scale (Selenaspidus articulatus) Updated on 5/2/2014 1:00:51 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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