DIASPIDIDAE
(armoured scales)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
FamilyDIASPIDIDAE (armoured scales)
SuperfamilyCOCCOIDEA (scale insects, coccids)
SuborderSTERNORRHYNCHA (a suborder of bugs)
OrderHEMIPTERA (bugs)
Division Exopterygota (earwigs, grasshoppers, stoneflies, true bugs, and other insects with wings developing externally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 2 general literature references relevant to DIASPIDIDAE (armoured scales)

DIASPIDIDAE (armoured scales) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 44 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for DIASPIDIDAE (armoured scales)
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