Sphaerolecanium prunastri (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1834),

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: 518

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.5494892

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C478-FF84-A1F9-A980D95F247F

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Sphaerolecanium prunastri (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1834)
status

 

Sphaerolecanium prunastri (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1834) 

Borg (1922a: 357) mentioned a species of Lecanium  , probably L. prunastri  , as common on plums and apricots in local orchards. Since this record was not mentioned in his subsequent work ( Borg, 1932), and S. prunastri  has not been collected in the Maltese Islands since, it is here excluded from the Maltese scale insect fauna.