Hemiberlesia palmae (Cockerell)

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: 6

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4645911

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3414244A-6D08-ED07-FF13-CF4714A9FB60

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Hemiberlesia palmae (Cockerell)
status

 

Hemiberlesia palmae (Cockerell)  

Material studied. Colombia. Valle del Cauca: Alcalá: Finca Los Alpes , 04°42 ′ 24.8 ″ N, 75°49 ′ 01.0 ″ W, 1194 m, 02.xii.2008, ex avocado cv. ‘ Lorena’, coll. J. Muñoz, 1 ( UVCO) GoogleMaps   ; Same data except 04°17 ′ 56 ″ N, 75°53 ′ 00 ″ W, 1376 m, 28.x.2008, coll. J. Muñoz, ex avocado cv. ‘ Booth’, 1 ( UVCO) GoogleMaps   ; Same data except, coordinates and altitude not given, 9.xii.2008, ex avocado ‘ Booth’ 8, 1 ( UVCO)   ; Caicedonia: Finca El Palmar, 04°17 ′ 56 ″ N, 75°53 ′ 00 ″ W, 1376 m, 28.x.2008, coll. J. Muñoz, ex avocado cv. ‘ Papelillo’ (‘ Lorena’), 1 ( UVCO), 2 ( MECP) GoogleMaps   ; Same data, except 4.xi.2008, 1 ( MECP)   ; El Cerrito: Finca La Alvecia , 03°38 ′ 51.1 ″ N, 76°06 ′ 14.7 ″ W, 1925 m, 19.xii.2008, coll. A. Arias, ex avocado cv. ‘ Papelillo’ (‘ Lorena’), 1 ( MECP) GoogleMaps   .

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

Remarks. We found H. palmae   on the twigs of ‘Lorena’ and ‘Booth 8’ cultivars. Originally described from Jamaica and reported from many tropical countries on numerous host plants ( Williams and Watson 1988a). This diaspidid species has been considered a pest of oil palm and banana in Malaysia where it can be found in large numbers on the leaves of these plants ( Borchsenius 1966).

UVCO

Universidad de Valle