Saissetia oleae ( Olivier, 1791 )

Choi, Jinyeong, Soysouvanh, Pheophanh, Lee, Seunghwan & Hong, Ki-Jeong, 2018, Review of the family Coccidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in Laos, Zootaxa 4460 (1), pp. 1-62: 54-57

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Saissetia oleae ( Olivier, 1791 )


Saissetia oleae ( Olivier, 1791) 

( Figs 51View FIGURE 51, 52View FIGURE 52)

Coccus oleae Olivier 1791: 95  .

Diagnosis. Marginal setae tending towards 2 sizes present, mostly with pointed or slightly fimbriate apices ( Fig. 52LView FIGURE 52); with 5–13 present between anterior and posterior stigmatic clefts on each side ( Fig. 51EView FIGURE 51). Venter with multilocular disc-pores abundant around vulvar area, plus a few pores present laterad of metacoxa ( Fig. 52GView FIGURE 52); tubular ducts each with a narrow inner ductule, present in submarginal areas ( Figs 51CView FIGURE 51, 52HView FIGURE 52) (partially adopted from Hodgson 2000).

Material examined. 10 ♀♀, LAOS, Phou Khao Khuay National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area, 

Thaphabath Dist., Bolikhamsai Prov., 1.v.2015, coll. J.Y. Choi, on Alstonia  sp. ( Apocynaceae  ).

Hosts. Polyphagous. According to García Morales et al. (2016), S. oleae  has been recorded from plants belonging to 212 genera in 75 families.

Distribution. All zoogeographical regions; Oriental Region ( India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) ( García Morales et al. 2016); Laos (new country record).

Economic importance. Saissetia oleae  has been described as an important pest of olive ( Olea europaea  ) in California ( Smith 1921), Brazil ( Prado et al. 2015), Greece ( Paraskakis et al. 1980), Italy ( Cozzi et al. 2000), Israel ( Argov & Rössler 1993) and Morocco ( Ouguas & Chemseddine 2011); it was also considered as a pest of citrus in California ( Lampson & Morse 1992) and Israel (Blumberg & Swirski 1997).

Remarks. Saissetia oleae  appears closely related to S. miranda (Cockerell & Parrott)  . For a comparison, see the remarks section for S. miranda  above. Saissetia oleae  also resembles S. neglecta (De Lotto)  , but differs by having marginal setae with pointed or slightly fimbriate apices and legs with tibio-tarsal articulatory scleroses, whereas S. neglecta  has expanded and strongly fimbirate marginal setae, and legs without tibio-tarsal articulatory scleroses ( Hamon & Williams 1984; Hodgson 2000).














Saissetia oleae ( Olivier, 1791 )

Choi, Jinyeong, Soysouvanh, Pheophanh, Lee, Seunghwan & Hong, Ki-Jeong 2018

Coccus oleae

Olivier 1791 : 95