DIASPIDIDAE (Targioni-Tozzetti, 1868),

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: 153

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DIASPIDIDAE (Targioni-Tozzetti, 1868)


Family DIASPIDIDAE (Targioni-Tozzetti, 1868) 

Clavaspis herculeana 

(Cockerell & Hadden in Doane & Hadden, 1909)

Clavaspis herculeana Cockerell & Hadden  , in Doane & Hadden, 1909: 298.

NOTES. — According to Ben-Dov et al. (2015), this species was recorded from New Caledonia by Nakahara (1982) but there are no voucher specimens to validate this record. Furthermore, regarding its widespread distribution in the South Pacific Region, we have never observed it on Erythrina indica  , which is the main host for this species in French Polynesia ( Reboul 1976).

OTHER RECORDS. — North, eastern and southern Africa, North and South America, Australasia, Indian and Pacific oceans.