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Lesser Snow Scale

Scientific Name
Pinnaspis strachani
Scientific Author
(Cooley, 1899)
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

Narrow and elongate, 1.0 mm long, membranous, without lateral tubercles. Pygidium with closely adpressed, well-developed median lobes without setae or gland spines between them; inner lobule of second lobes usually shorter than the adjacent pore prominence, if longer, then not expanded and truncate distally; abdominal segment 5 with 1-3 submarginal macroducts on each side; and submedian dorsal scleroses present near the anterior edge of the pygidial shield.

Field Characters

In life, scale cover of adult female 1.5-2.5 mm long, mussel-shaped, slightly convex, white to grey, with yellowish-brown terminal exuviae at the narrow end. Male scale cover snow white, elongate with parallel sides, with three strongly raised longitudinal ridges and yellow-brown terminal exuviae.

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
20/06/2011 12:13 AEST
Last Updated
16/04/2014 23:43 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Lesser Snow Scale (Pinnaspis strachani) Updated on 4/16/2014 11:43:28 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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