Milviscutulus ciliatus Williams & Watson,

Hodgson, Chris J. & Łagowska, Bozena, 2011, New scale insect (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) records from Fiji: three new species, records of several new invasive species and an updated checklist of Coccoidea, Zootaxa 2766, pp. 1-29: 12

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Milviscutulus ciliatus Williams & Watson


Milviscutulus ciliatus Williams & Watson 

This species has only previously been recorded from Western Samoa and Papua New Guinea. There are also some tentatively identified specimens in BMNH from Brunei, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Queensland (J. Martin, pers. comm.). It is very close to M. mangiferae (Green)  which is already known from Fiji (see Checklist below). The present material, collected on Taveuni (Vinuvasa Estate, 22.vii. 2009, on an unidentified plant), agrees well with William and Watson’s (1990) original description except that the marginal setae are longer and more fimbriate, similar to those of M. mangiferae  . However, the marginal setae are much longer than the middle stigmatic seta and there are more multilocular disc-pores on the abdomen, as in M. ciliatus  .