Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813)

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 : 515

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5495048

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C47B-FF87-A1F9-AD0ADC8020E6

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813)
status

 

Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813)

Borg (1898; 1919; 1922a: 86) recorded this species as Dactylopius citri Signoret and D. destructor Comstock. Borg (1922a: 86) wrote that “it cannot be described as very destructive to our groves...”. He also recorded the mealybug from pear ( Borg, 1922a: 242). Borg (1932) recorded it (as Pseudococcus citri (Risso)) as frequently and commonly found on citrus, Erythrina corallodendron , Phaseolus caracalla and on many other trees and shrubs in the Maltese Islands. Saliba (1963) stated that it was common on citrus, pear, grape vine and mulberry. It was also recorded by Vella (1991), Farrugia (1998) and Mifsud & Watson (1999) as occurring mainly on citrus.

Material examined. MALTA, Bir id-Deheb, 20.iii.1994, 9 ♀♀ on Dieffenbachia sp. , DM ; Marsa, Għammieri , 12.ii.1997, on Cucurbita sp. , GW ; Marsa, Għammieri , 12.ii.1997, 9 ♀♀ on Urtica sp. , CF ; Marsa, Għammieri , 3.iv.1999, 3 ♀♀ on Citrus aurantium, CF ; Luqa, 25.iii.1997, 8 ♀♀ on Geranium sp. , CF ; Siggiewi, 26.x.1997, 1 ♀, DM .

DM

Dominion Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pseudococcidae

Genus

Planococcus