Aspidiotus destruct9r Signoret

Fullaway, D. T., 1946, Coccidae of Guam, Insects of Guam II, Honolulu, Hawaii: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 189, pp. 157-162: 160

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5164252

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5211579

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F03E87AA-F919-FFFF-FE25-F6E5FA8C1CD9

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Aspidiotus destruct9r Signoret
status

 

44. Aspidiotus destruct9r Signoret   ,

Soc. ent. France, Ann. IV, 9: 120, 1869.

This scale was first reported on coconut in 1924 by C. W. Edwards, having been discovered late in December of the previous year. It soon threatened the destruction of the coconut trees in Guam, as it had destroyed them on Saipan. However, a small black ladybeetle ( Telsimia nitida Chapin   ) which was found to be feeding on the scale prevented the catastrophe. In 1927, T. nitida   was reported to have effected complete control of this scale in Guam. In 1936, no infestations were found, and only small colonies were occasionally found on coconut leaves, banana, grape, mango, Ochrosia   fruits, and avocado. Reported also on papaya and Dioscoreaalata by Oakley.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Loc

Aspidiotus destruct9r Signoret

Fullaway, D. T. 1946
1946
Loc

Signoret 1869: 120
1869