International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2022)

Morphological study of second stage female larva of Aonidiella orientalis (Newstead) (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae)


Kamal Singh, Raj Vir Singh Ojha

Authors have studied morphological features of scale insect second stage female larva of Aonidiella orientalis. It belongs to subfamily Aspidiotinae, family Diaspididae, superfamily Coccoidea, and order Homoptera. All the insects of this family are known as armored scales. Armored scales are cosmopolitan found in tropics, subtropics and warm portion of the temperate zones. It is an important pest of Dalbergia sissoo, Mangifera indica, Cassia semia, Azadirachta indica, Musa paradisiaca, Psidium guajava and other economical ornamental and horticultural plants which had been collected in Northern India from the leaves, twigs, barks and fruits. The body of second stage female larva of Aonidiella orientalis nearly rounded and divided into prosoma, postsoma and pygidium. Prosoma includes head, pro and mesothoracic segments, while postsoma is formed by metathoracic and three anterior abdominal segments. The pygidum is formed by fusion five posterior abdominal segments.
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Kamal Singh, Raj Vir Singh Ojha. Morphological study of second stage female larva of Aonidiella orientalis (Newstead) (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 1-5
International Journal of Entomology Research