mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis  (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) - 0019001

mango scale
Aulacaspis tubercularis (Newstead)

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Description: 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: http://doacs.state.fl.us/~pi/enpp/ento/aulacaspis-tubercularis.html
Image location: United States

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Name: John W. Dooley
Organization: USDA APHIS PPQ
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Monday, January 01, 1990
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