Scymnus (Pullus) castaneus Sicard, 1929

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

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by

ZooKeys by Pensoft

scientific name

Scymnus (Pullus) castaneus Sicard, 1929


Scymnus (Pullus) castaneus Sicard, 1929  Fig. 23

General distribution.

Pakistan, India, Bangladesh (Poorani 2002).

Distribution in Sindh.

Tandojam, Hyderabad and Karachi (Ali 2013).

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), Ropalosiphum maidis  (Fitch), Therioaphis trifolii  Monell, Macrosiphum granarium  (Kby), Schizaphis graminum  (Rondani) ( Aphididae  : Homoptera  ); Phenacoccus solenopsis  (Tinsley), Ferrisia virigata  (Ckll) ( Pseudococcidae  : Homoptera  ), Drosicha mangiferae  (Green). It was found on eggplant, okra, cotton (Ali 2013).


Newly recorded from Pakistan.