Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, 1758,

Mifsud, David, Mazzeo, Gaetana, Russo, Agatino & Watson, Gillian W., 2014, The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Maltese Archipelago, Zootaxa 3866 (4), pp. 499-525: 503

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3866.4.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:362D4DC7-7505-42C1-B438-9B195B48125C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5494827

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C46F-FF92-A1F9-AD9BDE6626ED

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Felipe

scientific name

Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, 1758
status

 

Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, 1758 

Borg (1898; 1919; 1922a: 83) recorded this scale (as Lecanium hesperidum  ) as fairly common on citrus trees. Borg (1932) recorded it as “frequent and often common in summer on Citrus  trees. Found also on several ornamental trees and climbers”, whereas Saliba (1963) stated that it was occasionally found on mulberry. Coccus hesperidum  was recorded again by Farrugia (1998) and Mifsud et al. (2012).

Material examined: MALTA, Żejtun, 10.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Citrus limon, DM    ; Żejtun, 11.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on C. sinensis, DM    ; Mosta, 12.iii.1994, 2 ♀♀ on C. sinensis, SC    ; Burmarrad , 14.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Chamerops sp., DM  ; Bir id-Deheb, 20.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Eriobotrya japonica, DM    ; Marsa, 21.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Nerium oleander, DM    ; Żejtun, 29.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on Ficus nitida, DM    ; Wied Babù , 17.iv.1994, 1 ♀ on Rhamnus oleoides, DM    ; Marsa, Għammieri , 7.iii.1995, 3 ♀♀ on Laurus nobilis, DM    ; Marsa, Għammieri , 12.xi.1996, 2 ♀♀ on Nerium oleander, CF    ; Marsa, Għammieri , 5.iii.1997, 1 ♀ on C. aurantium, CF    ; Marsa, Għammieri , 3.iv.1997, 3 ♀♀ on C. aurantium, CF    ; Valletta, Upper Barrakka Gardens , 13.ii.2012, 2 ♀♀ on Cycas sp.  , CM  ; Valletta, Upper Barrakka Gardens , 13.ii.2012, 4 ♀♀ on L. nobilis, CM    ; Bugibba , 14.ii.2014, 2 ♀♀ on Citrus sinensis, CM    ; Qawra , 14.ii.2014, 2 ♀♀ on L. nobilis, CM    ; Qawra , 15.ii.2014, 2 ♀♀ on Schinus terebinthifolius, CM    ; Mdina, 15.ii.2012, 1 ♀ on C. limon, CM    ; Mdina, 15.ii.2014, 2 ♀♀ on C. sinensis, CM    ; Attard, San Anton Gardens , 19.v.2012, 4 ♀♀ on Citrus, AR, DM & GM    . GOZO, Kercem, Dawara Valley , 16.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on L. nobilis, SA    ; Kercem, Dawara Valley , 16.iii.1994, 1 ♀ on C. sinensis, GW    .

DM

Dominion Museum

CM

Chongqing Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Coccidae

Genus

Coccus