Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead

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: 4-5

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Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead


Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead  

Material studied. Colombia. Antioquia: Amagá: found on fruits sold at the “III Congreso Latinoamericano del Aguacate” held in Medellin, 12.xi.2009, coll. T. Kondo, ex avocado cv. ‘Hass’, 4 ( MECP).

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

Remarks. It is not a common species on avocado in Colombia. Aulacaspis tubercularis   has been previously recorded on avocados (including Persea   sp.) from Brazil and Mexico ( Evans et al. 2009; Miller and Davidson 2005). See also comments for Hemiberlesia cyanophylli   .