Unaspis citri (Comstock, 1883)

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.5495100

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C478-FF84-A1F9-ABAADEAD2658

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Unaspis citri (Comstock, 1883)
status

 

Unaspis citri (Comstock, 1883)  

This species was recorded from Malta in the FaEu database when it was compiled by E.M. Danzig and G.W. Watson in 2004, based on a record in the European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) Plant Quarantine Database (EPPO, 2014). This important plant quarantine species was not collected in Malta during this study, despite repeated investigations, and we are of the opinion that the EPPO record is erroneous. For these reasons, U. citri   is excluded from the Maltese scale insect fauna.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Genus

Unaspis