oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The authorship and type of the genus Diaspidiotus (Homoptera : Diaspididae)

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The name Diaspidiotus was first introduced in the coccid nomenclature in a paper published in 1896 under the joint names of Berlese and Leonardi. In this paper are descriptionbed two new genera, one new subgenus and five new species of Diaspididae, partly by Berlese, partly by Leonardi, and partly under the names of both authors. Diaspidiotus was proposed by Berlese as a subgenus of Aspidiotus and in it he descriptionbed one single species, Aspidiotus (Diaspidiotus) patavinus which stands as the type.

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