Ferrisia virgata ( Cockerell, 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: 149

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a1

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4579211

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scientific name

Ferrisia virgata ( Cockerell, 1893 )
status

 

Ferrisia virgata ( Cockerell, 1893) 

Dactylopius virgata Cockerell, 1893: 178  .

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

DISTRIBUTION IN NEW CALEDONIA. — All over the New Caledonian Archipelago.

OTHER RECORDS. — Almost cosmopolitan.

HOST- PLANTS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Acalypha  spp., Annona  spp., Ceiba pentandra  , Citrus  spp., Codiaeum variegatum  , Coffea arabica  , Euphorbia pulcherrima  , Gossypium  spp., Lantana camara  , Leuceana leucocephala ( Cohic 1958a)  , also found recently on Carica papaya  , Mangifera indica  , Psidium guajava ( Mille 2011)  .

NOTES. — Kaydan & Gullan (2012) recently revised the genus Ferrisia Fullaway, 1923  and showed that F. virgata  as previously understood was a complex of related species. It is therefore difficult to fully assess the identity of past records (one or more species) for New Caledonia. Regarding the distribution recorded by Kaydan & Gullan (2012), it is reasonable to estimate that F. virgata  is present. Some Ferrisia  sp. specimens have been recently discovered in the Chesterfield Islands on Boerhavia diffusa  and Heliotropium foertherianum ( Jourdan & Bourguet 2013)  . Risbec (1942) considered this species as a very dangerous one, though Cohic (1958a) noted that it was a common species but not harmful. Today, we consider it as an uncommon species on Grande Terre and hence an unimportant pest.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Pseudococcidae

Genus

Ferrisia

Loc

Ferrisia virgata ( Cockerell, 1893 )

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

Dactylopius virgata

COCKERELL T. D. A. 1893: 178
1893