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Noun1.Diaspididae - armored scales
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Coccoidea, superfamily Coccoidea - scale insects and mealybugs
armored scale - insect having a firm covering of wax especially in the female
Aspidiotus, genus Aspidiotus - a genus of Diaspididae
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There are 22 families--with more than 7,300 species--the largest and most common being Diaspididae, or armored scales; Coccidae, or soft scales; and Pseudococcidae, commonly known as mealybugs.
A similar situation arises in regards to Pteroptrix, also parasitoids of Diaspididae.