Ceroplastes rubens Maskell, 1893,

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: 132

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a1

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scientific name

Ceroplastes rubens Maskell, 1893
status

 

Ceroplastes rubens Maskell, 1893 

Ceroplastes rubens Maskell, 1893: 214  .

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Loyalty Islands (Maré, Médu), 10.XI.2000, on leaves and twigs of Persea americana, C. Mille  coll., Rosa C. Henderson  det. ( NZAC, CXMNC); La Foa County ( IAC, SRFP), 2000, on Mangifera indica, C. Mille  coll., Rosa C. Henderson  det. ( NZAC); same loc., 16.IV.2002, on leaves of M. indica, S. Cazères  coll., det. ( CXMNC).

PUBLISHED RECORDS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Cohic (1950, 1956, 1958a).

DISTRIBUTION IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Almost everywhere.

HOST- PLANTS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Citrus  spp., Melaleuca quinquenervia  , Montrouziera  spp., Montrouziera cauliflora  , Syzygium cumini ( Williams & Watson 1990)  , Annona  spp., Cocos nucifera  , Mangifera indica  , Musa  spp., Pyrus communis ( Risbec 1942)  , Persea americana ( Cohic 1950)  , Agathis lanceolata  , Calophyllum inophyllum  , Cycas  spp., Ficus  spp., Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  , Lagerstroemia indica  , Platycerium  spp., Psidium  spp. ( Cohic 1958a), Gerbera  spp., Plumeria acuminata ( Brun & Chazeau 1980)  .

OTHER RECORDS. — Australasia, South-East Asia, equatorial northeastern and southern Africa, Far East, Pacific Ocean, Micronesia, Indian Ocean, Central Pacific.

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS. — Moranila californica (Embleton, 1902)  ( Hymenoptera  : Pteromalidae  ) ( Cohic 1958a); Encyrtus infelix (Embleton, 1902)  ( Hymenoptera  : Encyrtidae  ); Scutellista caerulea (Fonscolombe, 1832)  ( Hymenoptera  : Pteromalidae  ) ( Mille 2011).

NOTES. — One of the commonest scale species in New Caledonia, it is of environmental and economic significance as it can be found in many eco- and agrosystems. It can be seen in large areas on stands of Melaleuca quinquenervia  , associated with invasive ants that probably counteract the action of parasitoids, and also with large quantities of sooty mould ( Kohler & Pellegrin 1992).

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

IAC

Instituto Agronômico de Campinas

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Ceroplastes

Loc

Ceroplastes rubens Maskell, 1893

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

Ceroplastes rubens

MASKELL W. M. 1893: 214
1893