Mycetaspis personata (Comstock)

Kondo, Takumasa & Muñoz, Jazmín Adriana, 2016, Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) associated with avocado crop, Persea americana Mill. (Lauraceae) in Valle del Cauca and neighboring departments of Colombia, Insecta Mundi 2016 (465), pp. 1-24 : 7

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4645809

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D87176BB-292D-4A7C-B106-EEC015A66561

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4645920

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/3414244A-6D07-ED08-FF13-CEE71499FC63

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Felipe

scientific name

Mycetaspis personata (Comstock)
status

 

Mycetaspis personata (Comstock)

Material studied. Colombia. Valle del Cauca: Palmira: Rozo, Finca Brasil , 03°36 ′ 36.0 ″ N, 76°25 ′ 08.5 ″ W, 967 m, 10.xii.2008, coll. A. Arias, J. Muñoz, ex avocado cv. ‘ Papelillo’ (‘Lorena’), 1 ( UVCO), 1 ( MECP) GoogleMaps ; Same data except 19.xii.2008, coll. J. Muñoz, ex avocado cv. ‘ Papelillo’ (‘Lorena’), 2 ( UVCO) .

Distribution. Cosmopolitan ( Ben-Dov et al. 2015).

Remarks. We found M. personata on the upper surface of avocado leaves of the ‘Lorena’ cultivar. This species is very small, only measuring about 1 mm in diameter ( Evans et al. 2009). The species is fairly polyphagous and has been recorded on 17 plant families ( Ben-Dov et al. 2015). In Colombia, M. personata is commonly found on the leaves of mango and Ficus spp., but in small numbers and it is not considered of economic importance in Colombia (T. Kondo, personal observation).

UVCO

Universidad de Valle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Genus

Mycetaspis