Drepanococcus chiton ( Green, 1909 )

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: 10

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scientific name

Drepanococcus chiton ( Green, 1909 )
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Drepanococcus chiton ( Green, 1909) 

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Ceroplastodes chiton Green, 1909: 287  .

Diagnosis. Dorsum with preopercular pores present in front of anal plates, plus a few pores present on thorax ( Fig. 5C View Figure ). Venter with multilocular disc-pores frequently present on abdomen, not extending to metathorax ( Fig. 5E View Figure ); antenna 8 segmented, with 4th and 5th segments longer than wide ( Fig. 4C View Figure ).

Material examined. 2 ♀♀, LAOS, Paksong Dist., Champasak Prov., 9.ii.2016, coll. P.P. Soysouvanh, on Annona muricata  L. ( Annonaceae  ).

Hosts. Polyphagous. According to García Morales et al. (2016), D. chiton  has been recorded from plants belonging to 20 genera in 14 families. In Laos, it has been recorded on Ficus  sp. ( Moraceae  ) ( Suh & Bombay 2015).

Distribution. Mainly known from Oriental Region ( India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) ( Ali 1971; Danzig & Konstantinova 1990; Suh & Bombay 2015).

Economic importance. Ibrahim (1994) noted that D. chiton  is a potential pest of carambola  ( Averrhoa carambola  ), which is a commercial fruit mainly in South-East Asia, causing drying of shoots and flower stalks.

Remarks. Drepanococcus chiton  is very similar to D. cajani (Maskell)  . For a comparison, see the remarks section for D. cajani  above.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Drepanococcus

Loc

Drepanococcus chiton ( Green, 1909 )

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

2018
Loc

Ceroplastodes chiton

Green, 1909 : 287