Aspidiotus destructor Signoret, 1869,

Mille, Christian, Henderson, Rosa C., Cazères, Sylvie & Jourdan, Hervé, 2016, Checklist of the scale insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccomorpha) of New Caledonia, Zoosystema 38 (2), pp. 129-176: 137

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4579117

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/457FF032-FF80-8409-FEBB-56BFFE12CF09

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Felipe

scientific name

Aspidiotus destructor Signoret, 1869
status

 

Aspidiotus destructor Signoret, 1869 

Aspidiotus destructor Signoret, 1869: 120  .

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — La Foa County ( IAC, SRFP), on fruit of Annona cherimola  , 24.VI.2002, J.-P. Kataoui coll.  ; La Foa County (Nili), on leaves of Olea europea  , 1.VII.2008, C. Mille coll.  ; both Rosa C. Henderson  det. ( NZAC, CXMNC).

PUBLISHED RECORDS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Brun & Chazeau (1984).

DISTRIBUTION IN NEW CALEDONIA. — West Coast of Grande Terre.

OTHER RECORDS. — Almost cosmopolitan.

HOST- PLANTS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Annona  spp., Artocarpus  spp., Carica papaya  , Citrus  spp., Mangifera indica  , Musa sapientum  , Passiflora  spp., Persea americana  , Prunus persica  , Psidium guajava  , Vitis vinifera ( Mille 2011)  , this species occurs also on olive trees ( Olea europea  ), coconut ( Cocos nucifera  ) and other palms ( Arecaceae  ).

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS. — Predated by Rhizobius satelles Blackburn, 1892  ; Chilocorus nigritus ( Fabricius, 1798)  ( Coleoptera  : Coccinellidae  ) and parasitized by Comperiella bifasciata  ( Hymenoptera  : Encyrtidae  ).

NOTES. — This species is a relatively recent introduction (less than 30 years ago). Cohic (1958a) stated that it was a misidentification of the invalid species “ Aspidiotus hederae (Vallot)  ” (Ben Dov & Matile-Ferrero 1999) by Risbec (1942), the latter species being A. nerii  described below. As the record was an addendum of the first edition of the Brun & Chazeau’s catalogue in 1980, this means that A. destructor  probably arrived during the early 1980s. Not rated as an economic pest in New Caledonia.

IAC

Instituto Agronômico de Campinas

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Genus

Aspidiotus

Loc

Aspidiotus destructor Signoret, 1869

Mille, Christian, Henderson, Rosa C., Cazères, Sylvie & Jourdan, Hervé 2016
2016
Loc

Aspidiotus destructor

Signoret 1869: 120
1869