Aspidiotus nerii Bouché, 1833,

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: 507

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.5494856

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C463-FF9F-A1F9-ABAAD89024FA

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Felipe

scientific name

Aspidiotus nerii Bouché, 1833
status

 

Aspidiotus nerii Bouché, 1833 

Borg (1898; 1919) recorded this species under three different names: Aspidiotus hederae  , A. limon  and A. nerii  . Borg (1922a: 77, 242, 337, 381) recorded it (as Aspidiotus limonii Signoret  ) being “very prevalent in our Citrus  groves; as common on pear; a frequent source of trouble on our peach and nectarine trees; and as common on cherries”. Borg (1932) recorded this species as “very common on ivy, oleander, acacias, olive trees, carob trees, lemon trees, cycads, agave  , roses, caper bush, etc”. It was also recorded by Saliba (1963) as common on almond, cherry, citrus, carob, mulberry, peach, pear and plum. Haber & Mifsud (2007) said that the scale was rather frequent on Malta, Gozo and Comino.

Material examined: MALTA, Buskett, 9.iii.1994, 3 ♀♀ on Olea europaea, DM  ; Rabat, 12.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Pittosporum sp.  , GW; Mosta, 12.iii.1994, 2 ♀♀ on O. europaea, SC  ; Mosta, 13.iii.1994, 5 ♀♀ on O. europaea, BW  ; Mosta, 13.iii.1994, 7 ♀♀ on Dracaena, GW  ; Burmarrad, 14.iii.1994, 4 ♀♀ on Chamaerops, DM  ; Mosta, 16.iii.1994, 2 ♀♀ on Pittosporum sp.  , GW; Mistra Valley, 24.iv.1994, 2 ♀♀ on Ceratonia siliqua, DM  ; Mosta, 23.vi.1994, 3 ♀♀ on Asparagus sp.  , DM; Mosta, 23.vi.1994, 2 ♀♀ on Hedera helix, DM  ; Marsa, Għammieri, 7.xi.1996, 4 ♀♀ on O. europaea, CF  ; Wied Ħas-Sabtan, 20.xii.1996, 6 ♀♀ on Teucrium flavum, DM  ; Marsa, Għammieri, 24.ii.1997, 4 ♀♀ on Morus sp.  , CF; Rabat, 12.iii.1994, 7 ♀♀ on Euonymus sp.  , CC; Marsa, Għammieri, 9.i.1999, 1 ♀ on Ceratonia siliqua, CF  ; Marsa, Għammieri, 23.ii.2007, 5 ♀♀ on O. europaea, DM  ; Qawra, 12.ii.2012, 6 ♀♀ on O. europea  and Pittosporum tobira, CM  ; Valletta, Upper Barrakka Gardens, 13.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on P. tobira, CM  ; Valletta, St. John Square, 13.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on Strelitzia, CM  ; Qawra, 14.ii.2012, 6 ♀♀ on Nerium oleander  and Cycas revoluta, CM  ; Mdina, 15.ii.2012, 4 ♀♀ on O. europaea, CM  ; Vittoriosa, 16.ii.2012, 12 ♀♀ on O. europaea  , Hedera helix  and Yucca sp.  , CM; Floriana, St. Philip’s Garden, 18.ii.2012, 4 ♀♀ on Nerium oleander, CM  ; Sliema, 18.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on Strelitzia, CM.  GOZO, Kercem, Dawara Valley, 16.iii.1994, 3 ♀♀ on Howardia, JC  ; Xewkija, 16.iii.1994, 9 ♀♀ on Erica multiflora, DM. 

DM

Dominion Museum

CC

CSIRO Canberra Rhizobium Collection

CM

Chongqing Museum