Planococcus ficus (Signoret, 1875),

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: 516

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.5495076

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C47A-FF86-A1F9-ABAAD85C26F4

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Planococcus ficus (Signoret, 1875)
status

 

Planococcus ficus (Signoret, 1875) 

Borg (1919) recorded this species as Dactylopius vitis Niedl. Borg (1932)  recorded it under two different names: Pseudococcus vitis (Mendel) Leon.  and P. ficus Fern  .. For P. vitis  , he stated that it was found on grape vines at Wied Qannotta, Fiddien and other non-specified locations, and for the latter name he reported it as frequent on the fruit and foliage of the common fig. The species was reported again from Malta by Mifsud & Watson (1999) and Mifsud et al. (2012).

Material examined: MALTA, Bir id-Deheb, 22.iv.1994, 2 ♀♀ on Vitis vinifera, DM  ; Bingemma, 4.xii.2003, 2 ♀♀ on V. vinifera, DM  ; Siggiewi, 28.vii.2009, 5 ♀♀ on Ceratonia siliqua, DM    .