Labidaspis myersi ( Green, 1929 ),

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: 141

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:90DC5B79-725D-46E2-B31E-4DBC65BCD01F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/457FF032-FF84-840D-FEAF-57C8FE5DCF6D

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Labidaspis myersi ( Green, 1929 )
status

 

Labidaspis myersi ( Green, 1929) 

Fiorina myersi Green, 1929: 381  .

PUBLISHED RECORDS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — It is recorded from New Caledonia for the first time.

DISTRIBUTION IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Precise distribution unknown.

OTHER RECORDS. — New Zealand.

HOST- PLANTS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Strictly found in New Zealand on its host plants Collospermum  and Astelia  spp., the latter genus being shared between New Caledonia and New Zealand and also present in Australia and South America ( Birch et al. 2012).

NOTES. — Despite the fact that this species has never been collected again from New Caledonia, three slides in the Natural History Museum collection, London do contain specimens of Labidaspis myersi  . The collection data “S.C. Mts (W), leaves of?palm, coll. LG, Feb 1960, C.I.E. B178”. This means that insects were collected by Lindsey Gressitt who worked a lot on New Caledonian Coleoptera  at that time, “B” was written for the Bishop Museum. It may be regarded as an autochtonous species, but uncommon because of its association with few rare host plants. Further samplings are required to fully address this question.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Genus

Labidaspis

Loc

Labidaspis myersi ( Green, 1929 )

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

Fiorina myersi

GREEN E. E. 1929: 381
1929