Morganella (insect)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Coccoidea
Family: Diaspididae
Tribe: Aspidiotini
Genus: Morganella
Cockerell, 1897

Morganella is a genus of scale insects in the family Diaspididae. Morganella longispina is the type species.

It is named for Albert C. F. Morgan, the entomologist who first described the type species in 1889 (as Aspidiotus longispina).


Other species formerly Morganella[edit]

Takagi has suggested that the other African species, M. acaciae, M. conspicua, M. pseudospinigera and M. spinigera, as well as the anomalous Morganella cueroensis, do not belong in Morganella.[2]


  1. ^ Moved by Chou, Io (周尧) (1985). Monographia Diaspididarum Sinensium 2 (中国盾蚧志 2) (in Chinese). Shaanxi: Eldonejo de Scienco kaj Tekniko. OCLC 182850159. 
  2. ^ (Takagi, 2007)


External links[edit]

Data related to Morganella (Diaspididae) at Wikispecies