Unaspis citri ( Comstock, 1883 )

Mille, Christian, Henderson, Rosa C., Cazères, Sylvie & Jourdan, Hervé, 2016, Checklist of the scale insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccomorpha) of New Caledonia, Zoosystema 38 (2), pp. 129-176: 144

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:90DC5B79-725D-46E2-B31E-4DBC65BCD01F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/457FF032-FF87-840E-FC78-5355FA51CCD1

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Unaspis citri ( Comstock, 1883 )
status

 

Unaspis citri ( Comstock, 1883)  

Chionaspis citri Comstock, 1883: 100   .

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Bourail County (Gouaro), 28.IV.2002, on leaves of Citrus   sp., S. Cazères coll., Rosa C. Henderson   det. ( NZAC); Païta County (Karikaté), 2.IV.2013, P. Bouyé & A. Chan coll., on branch of C. sinensis   cultivar Valencia Late (CXMNC)   .

PUBLISHED RECORDS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — The species has been present since 1928 ( Williams & Watson 1988a) and was recorded by Cohic (1956, 1958a).

DISTRIBUTION IN NEW CALEDONIA. — All over the New Caledonian Archipelago.

OTHER RECORDS. — Almost cosmopolitan.

HOST- PLANTS IN NEW CALEDONIA. — Citrus   spp.

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS. — Aphytis chrysomphali   ( Hymenoptera   : Aphelinidae   ) and the entomopathogenic fungus Fusarium coccidicola   (Fungi, Hypocreales   , Nectriaceae   ) ( Cohic 1956, 1958a).

NOTES. — This is the most economically important scale insect in New Caledonia, despite the presence of A. chrysomphali   . At least four summer oil applications must be sprayed per year to control U. citri   .

NZAC

New Zealand Arthropod Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Diaspididae

Genus

Unaspis

Loc

Unaspis citri ( Comstock, 1883 )

Mille, Christian, Henderson, Rosa C., Cazères, Sylvie & Jourdan, Hervé 2016
2016
Loc

Chionaspis citri

COMSTOCK J. H. 1883: 100
1883