Lepidosaphes conchiformis (Gmelin, 1790)

Mifsud, David, Mazzeo, Gaetana, Russo, Agatino & Watson, Gillian W., 2014, The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Maltese Archipelago, Zootaxa 3866 (4), pp. 499-525: 510

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3866.4.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:362D4DC7-7505-42C1-B438-9B195B48125C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5495000

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C460-FF9C-A1F9-AE01DDC4216D

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scientific name

Lepidosaphes conchiformis (Gmelin, 1790)
status

 

Lepidosaphes conchiformis (Gmelin, 1790)  

Borg (1932) recorded this species (as Lepidosaphes ficifoliae   ), as “very common on the lower surface of the leaves of the common fig ( Ficus carica   ) and also of Ficus   Pseudo-carica and Ficus Parcelli   ”, whereas Saliba (1963) indicated it was uncommon, occurring mostly on fig. More recently, Mifsud et al. (2012) confirmed the presence of this species on both Malta and Gozo.

Material examined: MALTA, Valletta, 13.ii.2012, 10 ♀♀ on bark of Ficus sp.   , CM; Qawra   , 15.ii.2012, 22 ♀♀ on F. carica, CM.  

CM

Chongqing Museum