Ceroplastes stellifer ( Westwood, 1871 )

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: 20

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scientific name

Ceroplastes stellifer ( Westwood, 1871 )
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Ceroplastes stellifer ( Westwood, 1871) 

( Figs 14 View Figure , 15 View Figure )

Coccus stellifer Westwood, 1871  : iii.

Diagnosis. Body covered with translucent, star-shaped wax with 7 rays, and lacks a distinct dorsal horn at maturity ( Fig. 14A View Figure ). Dorsum with Ceroplastes  - type pores not distinct; anal plates each with 3 apical or discal setae ( Fig. 15E View Figure ); and dorsal setae sharply spinose, sparsely present on dorsum except for clear areas ( Fig. 15A View Figure ). Marginal setae numbering 10–14 between anterior and posterior stigmatic clefts on each side ( Fig. 15H View Figure ). Stigmatic clefts distinct, each containing conical stigmatic spines arranged in a triangular area composed of about 4 rows ( Figs 14D View Figure , 15B View Figure ). Venter with multilocular disc-pores present abundant around vulvar area, less frequently present on anterior area of abdomen ( Fig. 15F View Figure ); interantennal setae numbering 14–20 ( Fig. 14C View Figure ); tubular ducts absent; antenna 6 segmented ( Figs 14E View Figure , 15K View Figure ); and legs each with tibia and tarsus fused ( Figs 14F View Figure , 15G View Figure ) (partially adopted from Hodgson & Peronti 2012).

Material examined. 28 ♀♀, LAOS, Chanthabouly Dist., Vientiane Capital, 28.x.2014, coll. J.Y. Choi, on Mangifera indica  L. ( Anacardiaceae  ).

Hosts. Polyphagous. According to García Morales et al. (2016), C. stellifer  has been recorded from plants belonging to 41 genera in 22 families. In Laos, it has been recorded on Mangifera indica  ( Anacardiaceae  ) ( Soysouvanh & Hong 2016).

Distribution. All zoogeographical regions; Oriental Region ( India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) ( Soysouvanh & Hong 2016; García Morales et al. 2016).

Economic importance. Hamon & Williams (1984) noted that C. stellifer  is a potential pest of citrus, mango ( Mangifera indica  ) and diverse ornamental plants.

Remarks. Ceroplastes stellifer  is easily recognized by the following morphological combination: (i) wax test star-shaped, with 7 rays at maturity; (ii) having 14–20 setae between the antennal bases, and (iii) legs with tibia and tarsus fused ( Hodgson & Peronti 2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Ceroplastes

Loc

Ceroplastes stellifer ( Westwood, 1871 )

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

2018
Loc

Coccus stellifer

Westwood 1871

1871