Image Number: 0019001

The female armor (cover) is white with a circular, flat, thin and often wrinkled shaped. Exuviae is submarginal giving the appearance of median black ridge or bar (especially at low power). Male covers are small, white, sides nearly parallel and with three distinct carinae. The adult female is characteristically shaped with an elongate and somewhat parallel-sided pygidium. This is one of the few pests found on mangoes that can be identified in the field for the most part because of the "bar" characteristic. The cover MUST have the black bar-shaped submarginal character. Also visit the following web site for Florida for additional information:
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United States


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Coccoidea
Family: Diaspididae
Subfamily: Diaspidinae
Tribe: Diaspidini
Genus: Aulacaspis
Subject: Aulacaspis tubercularis (Newstead)
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Sunday, January 24, 2016