Aspidiotus destructor Signoret,

Kondo, Takumasa & Muñoz, Jazmín Adriana, 2016, Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) associated with avocado crop, Persea americana Mill. (Lauraceae) in Valle del Cauca and neighboring departments of Colombia, Insecta Mundi 2016 (465), pp. 1-24: 4

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4645809

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D87176BB-292D-4A7C-B106-EEC015A66561

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4645901

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3414244A-6D0A-ED05-FF13-C9FF117DF928

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scientific name

Aspidiotus destructor Signoret
status

 

Aspidiotus destructor Signoret 

Material studied. Colombia. Valle del Cauca: El Cerrito: Finca La Alvecia , 03°38 ′ 51.1 ″ N, 76°06 ′ 14.7 ″ W, 1925 m, 19.xii.2008, coll. A. Arias, ex avocado cv. ‘ Papelillo’ (‘Lorena’), 2 UVCO), 2 ( MECP)GoogleMaps  ; Toro: Finca Toluca , 04°40 ′ 24.9 ″ N, 76°02 ′ 43.0 ″ W, 932 m, 19.xii.2008, coll. A. Arias, ex avocado cv. ‘ Papelillo’ (‘Lorena’), 1 ( UVCO)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Cosmopolitan ( Ben-Dov et al. 2015).

Remarks. This species was collected on the underside of leaves of the ‘ Lorena cultivar’. Known as the coconut scale, this species attacks many crops in tropical and subtropical regions. It has been recorded on 76 genera and 46 plant families ( Borchsenius 1966). Aspidiotus destructor  is commonly found on coconut palm, but is often found on other palms, fruit trees and ornamental plants (Miller Davidson and 2005).

UVCO

Universidad de Valle