Saissetia coffeae ( Walker, 1852 )

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 : 134-135

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a1

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persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/457FF032-FF8D-8407-FC7E-5096FDFFCF2A

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scientific name

Saissetia coffeae ( Walker, 1852 )
status

 

Saissetia coffeae ( Walker, 1852)

Lecanium coffeae Walker, 1852: 1079 .

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — La Foa County ( IAC, SRFP), 19.II.2002, on twigs of Citrus sp., C. Mille coll., Rosa C. Henderson det. ( NZAC, CXMNC); same loc., 20.VIII.2002, on leaves of Citrus sp., C. Mille coll., Rosa C. Henderson det. ( NZAC); Poya County, 17.II.2005, on leaves of Ixora collina, C. Mille coll., Rosa C. Henderson det. ( NZAC, CXMNC); La Foa County (Nili), 2.XII.2006, on leaves of Cycas revoluta, C. Mille coll., Rosa C. Henderson det. ( NZAC, CXMNC); same loc., 11.VIII.2008, on leaves of C. revoluta, C. Mille coll., Rosa C. Henderson det. ( NZAC, CXMNC); Koumac County (Tiébaghi Mining Plant), 6.III.2013, on twigs of Eugenia cf stricta, H. Jourdan coll., S. Cazères det. ( CXMNC).

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

DISTRIBUTION IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Grande Terre (La Foa, Poya and Koumac counties).

HOST- PLANTS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Polyphagous, Aristolochia spp., Calophyllum inophyllum , Citrullus vulgaris , Citrus spp., Coffea spp., Cucurbita pepo , Erythrina spp., Gardenia spp., Gossypium spp., Hibiscus tilliaceus , Luffa spp., Orchis spp., Mangifera indica , Persea americana , Pseuderanthemum spp., Sesbania grandiflora , Solanum melongena ( Brun & Chazeau 1986) , recently collected on Ixora collina , Eugenia cf stricta, and on Cycas revoluta in large infestations on old leaves.

OTHER RECORDS. — Almost cosmopolitan.

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS.— Encyrtus infelix ( Hymenoptera : Encyrtidae ), Scutellista caerulea ( Hymenoptera : Pteromalidae ), Cryptolaemus montrouzieri ( Coleoptera : Coccinellidae ) and Lecanicillium lecanii (Fungi, Hypocreales , Cordycipitaceae ).

NOTES. — Among Saissetia spp., this is the commonest in New Caledonia. According to Cohic (1958a), despite its polyphagous diet, this species is maintained under economic thresholds by Scutellista caerulea ( Hymenoptera , Pteromalidae ).

IAC

Instituto Agronômico de Campinas

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Saissetia

Loc

Saissetia coffeae ( Walker, 1852 )

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

Lecanium coffeae

WALKER F. 1852: 1079
1852