Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960

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: 23-24

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Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960
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Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960 

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Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960: 395  .

Diagnosis. Dorsum with setae bluntly spinose ( Fig. 19B View Figure ); tubular ducts absent; duct tubercles present ( Fig. 19D View Figure ); and preopercular pores present anterior to anal plates ( Fig. 19C View Figure ). Marginal setae spinose, with conspicuous fimbriate apices ( Fig. 19J View Figure ). Venter with multilocular disc-pores each usually with 10–12 loculi ( Fig. 19E View Figure ); tubular ducts of 2 types: type I each with a broad inner ductule, present around meta-, meso-, and procoxa, and type II each with a filamentous inner ductule, usually present in submarginal areas of abdomen, also a few ducts present on submargin of thorax ( Fig. 19F View Figure ); pregenital setae numbering 3 pairs; antenna 8 segmented; and legs each with a tibio-tarsal articulatory sclerosis (partially adopted from De Lotto 1960; Williams & Watson 1990).

Material examined. 5 ♀♀, LAOS, Xaythany Dist , Vientiane Capital, 16.i.2017, coll. P.P. Soysouvanh, on Wrightia religiosa (Teijsm. & Binn.) Benth. ( Apocynaceae  ). 

Hosts. Polyphagous. According to García Morales et al. (2016), C. celatus  has been recorded from plants belonging to 17 genera in 10 families.

Distribution. Mainly known from Afrotropical, Neotropical and Oriental Regions ( Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam) ( García Morales et al. 2016); Laos (new country record).

Economic importance. Coccus celatus  was listed as a coffee pest together with C. alpinus De Lotto  and C. viridis (Green)  ( Waller et al. 2007). Infestation of C. celatus  on coffee has been reported also from Brazil (Granara de Willink et al. 2010) and Papua New Guinea ( Williams 1982; Murphy 1991).

Remarks. Among coffee soft scale pests in Laos, Coccus celatus  is similar to C. viridis (Green)  , but is easily separated by having multilocular disc-pores mostly each with 10–12 loculi, and ventral tubular ducts each with a filamentous inner ductule present in submarginal areas of the abdomen. In contrast, C. viridis  has multilocular discpores mostly each with 7 loculi, and ventral tubular ducts each with a broad inner ductule mainly distributed in medial areas of the thorax.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Magnoliophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Arecales

Family

Arecaceae

Genus

Coccus

Loc

Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960

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

2018
Loc

Coccus celatus De Lotto, 1960 : 395

De Lotto, 1960 : 395