oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the identity of the grey scale Diaspidiotus africanus Marlatt and some related species from southern Africa (Homoptera: Diaspididae)



In this study the identity of Diaspidiotus africanus is discussed, and the following species are found to be junior synonyms of it: Aspidiotus pectinatus Lindinger, Aspidiotus mashonae Hall, Aspidiotus (Diaspidiotus) mazoeensis Hall, and Clavaspis betrokensis Mamet. Clavaspis perplexus and Diaspidiotus yomae, both from South Africa, are descriptionbed as new, while Diaspidiotus ancylus (Putnam) and D. osborni (Newell & Cockerell) are recorded from this country for the first time, and redescriptionbed. A redescriptionption of Dynaspidiotus regius Brain is also presented.


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