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S.A. Schneider, M. Fizdale, and B.B. Normark. 2019.
Key to Commonly Intercepted Aspidiotini (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). USDA ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory and USDA APHIS Identification Technology Program (ITP). Fort Collins, CO.
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Taina Litwak (USDA ARS SEL) is credited for the illustrations, and the photographs are by Scott Schneider (USDA ARS SEL) and Nate Hardy (Auburn University).
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