Synonyms for asterolecaniidae or Related words with asterolecaniidae

asterolecamidae              lssidae              beesonidae              cixiidae              kerridae              dalphacidae              lecanodiaspididae              eriococcidae              aclerdiae              dactylopiidae              flatidae              phylloxeridae              aphidae              adelgidae              issidae              psyllidae              tachimidae              calophyidae              cicadellidae              aleyrodidae              aphelenchoididae              delphacidae              angstidae              fulgoroidea              anguinidae              alloxystidae              ortheziidae              aphididae              membracidae              chameiidae              aphidiidae              cercopidae              oestridae              thripidae              belonolaimidae              agromyzidae              ptimidae              plataspidae              pratylenchidae              cerococcidae              heteroderidae              staphylenidae              monalonion              psychodidae              tylenchulidae              drosophilidae              ptinidae              treehoppers              elateroidea              hemicycliophoridae             



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 Asterolecaniidae, 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 Asterolecaniidae 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.
Asterolecaniidae 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 Asterolecaniidae (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).