Ceroplastes rusci ( Linnaeus, 1758 ), Linnaeus, 1758

Wu, San-An & Wang, Xubo, 2019, A review species of the genus Ceroplastes (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) in China, Zootaxa 4701 (6), pp. 520-536: 531-532

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4701.6.2

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scientific name

Ceroplastes rusci ( Linnaeus, 1758 )
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Ceroplastes rusci ( Linnaeus, 1758)  

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Ceroplastes rusci (Linnaues)   , Li & Wu, 2013: 1295. Material examined. GUANGDONG: 20 ♀♀, Maoming, on Ficus microcarpa   ( Moraceae   ), 18.iv.2012, coll. Jun Deng, Haibin Wang & Ying Wang. SICHUAN: 18 ♀♀, Panzhihua, on Ficus virens   ( Moraceae   ), 29.iv.2012, coll. Jun Deng, Haibin Li & Ying Wang. YUNNAN: 1 ♀, Puer, on Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (Palmae)   , 25.iv.2013, coll. Jun Deng, Xubo Wang & Xu Zhang.

Distribution in China. Guangdong, Sichuan, Yunnan.

Host-plants. Alstonia scholaris   ( Apocynaceae   ); Bischofia javanica   ( Euphorbiaceae   ); Ficus concinna   , F. microcarpa   , F. virens   ( Moraceae   ); Chrysalidocarpus lutescens   , Trachycarpus fortunei (Palmae)   .

Remarks. This species was first reported from China by Li & Wu (2013) on Ficus microcarpa   and F. virens   in Guangdong and Sichuan. Deng et al. (2014) developed a nested PCR method for its rapid and accurate identification. In China, this species is very close to C. xishuangensis Tang & Xie   , but differs from the latter by having a cephalic clear area.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Ceroplastes