Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink

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

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.5495046

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C47B-FF87-A1F9-AFF2D82522DE

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink
status

 

Phenacoccus peruvianus Granara de Willink   in Granara de Willink & Szumik, 2007

First record from the Maltese Islands of this Neotropical species, which was first introduced to Europe ( Spain) in 1999 ( Beltrà et al., 2010) on nursery plants, and has spread since to the United Kingdom and several European countries in the Mediterranean basin ( Beltrà et al., 2010; Gkounti & Milonas, 2013).

Material examined: MALTA, Valletta, Upper Barrakka Gardens   , 13.ii.2012, immatures on Bougainvillea sp.   , CM   ; Mdina, 15.ii.2012, immatures on Bougainvillea sp.   , CM   ; Qawra, 16/ 17.ii.2012, several adult ♀♀ on Bougainvillea sp.   , CM   ; Zejtun, 12.iv.2012, several adult ♀♀ on Bougainvillea sp.   , DM   .

CM

Chongqing Museum

DM

Dominion Museum