Ceroplastes stellifer ( Westwood, 1871 ), Westwood, 1871

Wu, San-An & Wang, Xubo, 2019, A review species of the genus Ceroplastes (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) in China, Zootaxa 4701 (6), pp. 520-536: 532

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4701.6.2

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scientific name

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

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Vinsonia stellifera (Westwood)   , Yang, 1982: 183; Tang, 1991: 311; Wong et al., 1999: 17; Wang, 2001: 385.

Ceroplastes stellifer (Westwood)   , Deng et al. 2014: 278.

Material examined. YUNNAN: 8 ♀♀, Mengla, on Schefflera octophylla   ( Araliaceae   ), 21.x.2013, coll. Jun Deng & Xubo Wang; 2 ♀♀, Mengla, on Mangifera indica   ( Anacardiaceae   ), 22.x.2013, coll. Jun Deng & Xubo Wang.

Distribution in China. Taiwan, Yunnan.

Host-plants. Mangifera indica   ( Anacardiaceae   ); Schefflera octophylla   ( Araliaceae   ); Diospyros discolor   ( Ebenaceae   ); Garcinia subelliptica (Guttiferae)   ; Syzygium samarangense   ( Myrtaceae   ); Palaquium formosanum   ( Sapotaceae   ) ( Fang 1989; Tao et al. 1983).

Biology. Both immature and mature stages live on the lower surfaces of the host-plant.

Remarks. This species was first recorded from Taiwan by Takahashi (1929) on Mangifera indica   , and from Yunnan by Deng et al. (2014) on Schefflera octophylla   and M. indica   . It can be easily distinguished from other Ceroplastes   species by the wax cover of the adult female resembling a starfish, and by having 7–11 pairs of setae between the antennae.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Ceroplastes

Loc

Ceroplastes stellifer ( Westwood, 1871 )

Wu, San-An & Wang, Xubo 2019
2019
Loc

Ceroplastes stellifer

Deng, J. & Li, H. B. & Wang, X. B. & Wu, S. A. 2014: 278
2014
Loc

Vinsonia stellifera

Wang, T. C. 2001: 385
Wong, C. Y. & Chen, S. P. & Chou, L. Y. 1999: 17
Tang, F. T. 1991: 311
Yang, P. L. 1982: 183
1982