Synonyms for asterolecaniidae or Related words with asterolecaniidae
Examples of "asterolecaniidae"
Members of this family feed on monocotyledonous hosts as do members of the Aclerdidae which is believed to be a sister clade. The Asterolecanoid taxa form a well-defined group of families which also includes the
, Cerococcidae, Lecanodiaspididae and "Pollinia pollini". The placement of the latter is problematic as it seems to be the sister group to the rest of the Asterolecanoid taxa.
"Aphytis mytilaspidis" parasitises a number of scale insects including "Asterolecanium pustulans", "Asterolecanium variolosum" in the
family, "Chloropulvinaria psidii" and "Pulvinaria psidii" in the Coccidae family and many armoured scales in the Diaspididae family. In Serbia this species is an ectoparasitoid of "Epidiaspis leperii", an armoured scale insect found on fruit trees.
is a family of scale insects commonly known as pit scales or asterolecaniids. They typically cause a depression in the host plant's tissues and often cause distortion of the shoots. They are found on a range of hosts but are especially common on oaks, bamboos and a number of ornamental plants. Members of this family occur in most regions of the world but are most abundant in the northern hemisphere. There are about 25 genera and 243 recorded species.
"Callococcus" had been placed in the family
(the pit scales) based on the presence of 8-shaped pores on the dorsum of nymphs, because this character was interpreted as being diagnostic for this family. Recent DNA-based phylogenies indicate that the genus is closely related to some Australian gall-inducing eriococcid scale insects. Subsequently, "Callococcus" was transferred to the family Eriococcidae (the felt scales).
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