Saissetia oleae (Olivier, 1791),

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: 505-506

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.5494841

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C46D-FF90-A1F9-AC7FDF0A2595

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Saissetia oleae (Olivier, 1791)
status

 

Saissetia oleae (Olivier, 1791) 

Borg (1898; 1919) recorded this species (as Lecanium oleae  ) as an important pest affecting citrus and to a lesser extent olive cultivation. Borg (1922a: 83) wrote that this scale was “very common everywhere in our groves, and is also found on the Olive, stone-fruit-trees, and many ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as on Capsicums and other annuals” and was also found on pear growing near citrus ( Borg, 1922a: 242) and on cherries ( Borg, 1922a: 381). Borg (1932) described S. oleae  as very common on citrus and olive trees, Cycas revoluta  , Abutilon  , Hibiscus  , Myrtus  , Nerium oleander  , Pistacia lentiscus  , P. terebinthus  , Punica granatum  , and other non-specified host plants. Saliba (1963) stated that it was very common on orange, fairly common on other citrus, apple, pear, olive, cherry and mulberry. More recently, it was recorded again by Farrugia (1998), Haber & Mifsud (2007) & Mifsud et al. (2012).

Material examined: MALTA, Rabat, Buskett , 9.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Olea europaea, DM    ; Żejtun, 10.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Citrus limon, DM    ; Rabat, 12.iii.1994, 2 ♀♀ on Pittosporum sp.  , CC  ; Rabat, 12.iii.1994, 3 ♀♀ on Cycas revoluta, GW    ; Rabat, 12.iii.1994, 3 ♀♀ on Euonymus sp.  , CC  ; Marsa, 13.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Casuarina sp.  , GW  ; Marsa, 13.iii.1994, 4 ♀♀ on O. europaea, BW    ; Marsa, 13.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Citrus sp.  , GW  ; Mosta, 13.iii.1994, 4 ♀♀ on Howeia foersteriana, GW  ; Wied Babù, 17.vi.1994, 2 ♀♀ on Rhamnus oleoides, DM    ; Marsa, Għammieri , 7.xi.1996, 6 ♀♀ on O. europaea, CF    ; Marsa, Għammieri , 24.iii.1997, 4 ♀♀ on O. europaea, CF  ; Qawra, 14.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on Nerium oleander, CM    ; Mdina, 15.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on O. europaea, CM  ; Qawra, 14.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on O. europaea, CM    ; Attard, San Anton Gardens , 19.v.2012, 2 ♀♀ on Myrtus communis, AR, GM & DM    . GOZO, Victoria , 17.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on Nerium oleander, CM    .

CC

CSIRO Canberra Rhizobium Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Saissetia