Taxonomic Status of Bambusaspis miliaris , B. robusta , and B. pseudomiliaris (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Asterolecaniidae)

C. F. Stumpf, P. L. Lambdin

Abstract


Based on an assessment of 50 morphological characters from 110 specimens ofBambusaspis miliaris (Boisduval 1869), B. robusta (Green 1908), and B. pseudomiliaris (Green 1922) from different geographic regions around the world, we conclude that these specimens represent the same species. Therefore, the taxa B. robusta and B. pseudomiliaris are considered junior subjective synonyms of B. miliaris.

Keywords


Bamboo pit scales; Asterolecaniidae; Bambusaspis; Bambusaspis miliaris; Bambusaspis robusta; Bambusaspis pseudomiliaris

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