Voraspis nerii ( Newstead, 1895 )

Pellizzari, Giuseppina & Porcelli, Francesco, 2017, Aspidiotus bornmuelleri Lindinger, 1911, rev. comb. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae), a neglected endemic species from Macaronesia, with comments on the genus Cryptophyllaspis, and further notes on the scale insect fauna of Canary Islands, Spain, Zootaxa 4300 (1), pp. 99-110 : 106

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4300.1.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FDAA4663-B9F2-47D9-ADC9-54D4D6F20827

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6010059

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/EB7C87D2-5B0A-FFE6-FF57-FA8531D2F9CA

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Plazi

scientific name

Voraspis nerii ( Newstead, 1895 )
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Voraspis nerii ( Newstead, 1895)

Specimens of V. nerii were collected from Nerium oleander L. ( Apocynaceae ) in Gran Canaria, Reserva Natural Especial Dunas de Maspalomas, on May 28, 2003. This species was known only in North Africa ( Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia), penetrating along the wadis into Central Sahara , following the distribution of its host plant, the wild N. oleander ( Balachowsky 1954) . The finding of this interesting autochthonous species in the Canary Islands expands its known distributional range and confirms the hypothesis by Balachowsky (1946) on the affinity of its autochthonous scale insect fauna with that of Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Genus

Voraspis