Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/5/2003
Publication Date: 4/5/2003
Citation: Miller, D.R., Gimpel, M.E., Williams, D.J. 2003. Nomenclatural changes in the diaspididae (hemiptera: coccoidea).. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington.105: 940-949
Interpretive Summary: Scale insects cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year through crop losses and control expenses. With increased world trade, the liklihood of introducing new pest species is greatly enhanced. For the protection of U.S. agriculture, it is important to have as much information about potential invasive scale insect species as possible. This paper makes nomenclatural changes in support of a queriable website called ScaleNet that allows clients to obtain data about scale insects of importance for their special needs. This research will assist quarantine specialists, state regulatory officials, scientists studying invasive species, scale insect researchers, extension entomologists, and homeowners.
Technical Abstract: This paper validates several nomenclatural changes that need to be implemented in a database on scale insects of the world. They are: Diaspis amygdali rubra (Maskell), new illustration and lectotype designation; Diaspis barberi Green, new junior synonym of D. amygdali rubra and lectotype designation; Pseudaulacaspis ernesti Miller, Gimpel, and Williams, new replacement name for Diaspis grandilobis Green (junior, secondary homonym of Diaspis grandilobis (Maskell) and new illustration; Diaspis grandilobis Green, lectotype designation; Lepidosaphes linearis (Modeer), discussed as a species incertae sedia; seudaulacaspis frutescens (Hu), new combination; Lepidosaphes meliae (Tang), new combination; and Lepidosaphes lithocarpicola (Tang), new combination. Evidence is provided that the correct spelling of an Asian armored scale should be chionaspis kinshinensis Kuwana, not C. kiushuensis. Twenty-six changes of adjectival species epithet are necessary for gener agreement with the genus.