Aonidiella (genus)

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Aonidiella aurantii (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Alice Ames, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
Source: PaDIL

Aonidiella Berlese & Leonardi, 1896

The genus has a world-wide distribution and includes more than 30 species. Several of these are considered to be agricultural pests. The species have a circular and flat scale and the body of the adult female is pear-shaped or crescent-shaped. The genus is closely related to the genera Chrysomphalus and Aspidiotus.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: