Saissetia coffeae (Walker, 1852)

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

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.5494839

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C46D-FF91-A1F9-AEF9D93521C6

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Saissetia coffeae (Walker, 1852)
status

 

Saissetia coffeae (Walker, 1852)  

Borg (1898; 1919) recorded this species as Lecanium hemisphaericum Targ. and Borg (1932)   as Saissetia hemisphaerica (Targioni Tozzetti)   . The latter report stated that it is “frequent, and often common, on Schinus molle   , Antigonon leptopus   , species of Begonia   and Aralia, Ferns   , Cestrum fastigiatum   , Cycas revoluta   , etc. Rare on Citrus   trees.” Saliba (1963) recorded it as fairly common on citrus. Ferns are a favoured host of this insect.

Material examined: MALTA, Bir id-Deheb, 27.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Dieffenbachia sp.   , DM; Żejtun, 13.xi. 2004, 2 ♀♀ on Phalenopsis sp., DM; Qawra, 12.ii.2012, 4 ♀♀ on Olea europaea, CM   ; Qawra, 13.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on Adiantum capillus-veneris, CM.   GOZO, Kercem, Dawara Valley , 16.iii.1994, 5 ♀♀ on A. capillus-veneris, DM     .

DM

Dominion Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Saissetia