Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius, 1781)

Ali, Muhammad, Ahmed, Khalil, Ali, Shaukat, Raza, Ghulam, Hussain, Ishtiaq, Nafees, Maisoor Ahmed & Anjum, Syed Ishtiaq, 2018, An annotated checklist of Coccinellidae with four new records from Pakistan (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae), ZooKeys 803, pp. 93-120: 93

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.803.22543

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:44ED6C38-469D-4789-87E6-4216294D08A4

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius, 1781)
status

 

Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius, 1781)  Fig. 4

General distribution.

India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Japan, Australia (Poorani 2002).

Distribution in Sindh.

Hyderabad, Larkana, Mirpur Khas, and Thatta (Sarwar 2009, Mahmood et al. 2011, Ali 2013, Balouchi and Swati 2014, Fazal Ellahi et al. 2017).

Host plants and prey species in Sindh.

Aphis craccivora  Koch, A. gossypii  Glover, Brevicoryne brassicae  (L.), Lipaphis erysimi  (Kaltenbach), Myzus persicae  (Sulzer), Aphis gossypii  (Glover), Hyadaphis coriandri  (Das), Hysteroneura  setariae  (Thomas), Schizaphis graminum  (Rondani), Ropalosiphum maidis  (Fitch), Therioaphis trifolii  Monell ( Aphididae  : Homoptera  ); Phenacoccus solenopsis  (Tinsley), Ferrisia virigata  (Ckll), Centrococcus insolitus  Green ( Pseudococcidae  : Homoptera  ), Drosicha mangiferae  (Green) ( Margarodidae  : Homoptera  ) Aleurocanthus husaini  Corbett, Aleurocanthus woglumi  Ashby, Aleurolobus barodensis  Mask Amrasca devastans  (Dist), Amrasca biguttula biguttula  (Ishida), Amritodus atkinsoni  Leth, Evacanthus repexus  Dist ( Cicadellidae  : Homoptera  ); Bemisia tabaci  (Gennadius) ( Aleyrodidae  : Homoptera  ), Pyrilla perpusilla  Walk ( Fulgoridae  : Homoptera  ), Quadraspidiotus perniciosus  Comst ( Diaspididae  : Homoptera  ), Diaphorina citri  Kuw ( Psyllidae  : Homoptera  ), Tetranychus orientalis  Mog ( Acarina  : Tetranychidae  ) on mustard, lucern, cabbage, cauliflower, potato, turnip, bottle gourd, eggplant, okra, wheat, cotton, and rose plants (Ali 2013).

Comment.

Common. It is very difficult to compare this species with other taxa because of polymorphism. Six varieties of this species are reported from Pakistan.