Martin, Jon H. & Lau, Clive S. K., 2011, The Hemiptera-Sternorrhyncha (Insecta) of Hong Kong, China-an annotated inventory citing voucher specimens and published records, Zootaxa 2847, pp. 1-122: 46-49
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Reported from HK by Hendricks & Kosztarab (1999) —see ScaleNet.
Described from HK on undetermined grass. Lectotype in NZAC.
Two samples in BMNH, from? Arundinaria sp. by Sai Kung—Ma On road (NT), and from an undetermined stick bamboo at HK Wetland Centre (NT). This heavily sclerotised mealybug feeds under blade-base sheaths and its presence is indicated by ant interest.
Reported from HK, on Bambusa sp. , by Williams & Miller (2002), the material deposited in USNM.
Single sample in BMNH, from Pinus massoniana at TLF.
An interception in China of material from HK, on Indocalamus herklotsii , was reported by Tang (1992: 284) but the whereabouts of vouchers is not known.
Single sample in BMNH, from Ananas comosus at TLF. Reported from HK by Lee & Winney (1981), probably quoting this sample.
Dysmicoccus undetermined sp. 1
Single sample in BMNH, from Pinus sp. at Castle Peak.
Species described from Macau, with lectotype ( IEAUN) designated by Williams (1978), and a paralectotype in BMNH. Williams listed further examined Chinese material, along with material from Taiwan and Okinawa ( Japan). Three slides in BMNH bear the data “ China, Taipo Market, 26 December 1926, Silvestri”— these were referred to by Williams (1978) but not in his subsequent account of Eumyrmococcus in 1998. Scrutiny of Silvestri (1926) reveals that these slides refer to the locality Tai Po Market in the NT of HK — “una seconda volta presso Taipò Market (Penisola di Kowloon)…..” Tao (1999b) recorded this mealybug from two mainland Chinese provinces, along with Taiwan and Japan, but did not refer to HK or to voucher material.
Ferrisia virgata (Cockerell, 1893) (Fig. 32)
Single sample in BMNH, collected from stem nodes of Gnetum luofuense in Aberdeen Country Park ( HK Island), cautiously determined by the authors.
Single sample in BMNH, collected from Codiaeum variegatum var. pictum in Kowloon by the second author. The infestation was causing serious die-back of the seedling host.
Two samples in BMNH, both from Jasminum lanceolarium on HK Island. There is also material in PPRD and in USNM.
Samples in BMNH, from Citrus sp. , Clausena lansium , Dimocarpus longan [= Euphoria longan ] and Nerium oleander . Reported from HK by Lee & Winney (1981), under the junior synonym N. vastator (Maskell, 1895) .
Single large sample in BMNH, from bamboo collected by Hill in 1973 but with no further data.
Vouchers in BMNH and PPRD, from single large colony defoliating undetermined member of the Malvaceae on HK Island.
Three samples in BMNH, all from undetermined hosts. Material is present in PPRD from Emilia sonchifolia .
Material collected from Hibiscus mutabilis in HK in 2008 was determined by Gullan, with voucher material to be deposited in ANIC. Eradication measures were carried out in HK in 2009, following this determination.
Single sample in BMNH, from Psidium guajava at TLF.
Samples in BMNH, from Codiaeum variegatum , Desmodium intortum , Dimocarpus longan [= Euphoria longan ], “ Erigeron canadiensis ” [possibly Conyza canadensis ], Ipomoea batatas and Psidium guajava . Reported from HK by Lee & Winney (1981), and some of the host records quoted by them are now thought to concern P. minor , see below.
Sole individual from HK is the holotype ( BMNH), collected from a lychee leaf intercepted at London Heathrow airport, U.K., but there is now also material from Eriobotrya japonica in PPRD (see Appendix 4) .
Samples in BMNH and PPRD, from Bridelia tomentosa , Camellia sp. , Ficus elastica , Macaranga tanarius , Psidium guajava and Codiaeum variegatum . Many earlier published records for P. citri in fact concern P. minor .
see discussion of P. cryptus Hempel (1918) , below
Single small HK sample in BMNH, from Psidium guajava . There is also another HK voucher sample in BMNH, originally determined as its junior synonym P. citriculus , from curled leaves of an undetermined host at Pak Sha O (NT). CAB International (1975) record P. comstocki (Kuwana, 1902) from HK, but ScaleNet states that many records of comstocki actually refer to P. cryptus and ScaleNet does not list HK in the distribution of P. comstocki — we therefore also omit P. comstocki from the HK check list.
A single sample, with individuals mixed with Planococcus citri (Risso) , is distributed between two slides in BMNH, determined by Douglas Williams. The host is only given as “leguminous vine in scrubland” at the old Tung Chung village, Lantau I.
Pseudococcus undetermined sp. or spp
Reported from HK by Ferris (1954) (feeding on Mallotus sp. ), by Ben-Dov (1994) and by Tao (1999b). No HK vouchers in BMNH or PPRD.
Single female and nymphs in BMNH, from undetermined host at TLF. Tao (1999b) listed this species, mistakenly implying that it was described from HK [it was described from Pakistan].
A single specimen in BMNH, from Rhapis sp. intercepted in the Netherlands from HK, along with other slides of material intercepted in the Netherlands from mainland China. Williams (1996) discussed the quarantine importance of this species.
Two samples in BMNH, both from Saccharum officinarum , at TLF and Fung Yuen Village (NT). Reported from HK by Lee & Winney (1981), probably referring to the TLF record above, and by Tao (1999b).
Described from HK on undetermined grass. Syntypes in NZAC .
Trionymus undetermined sp. 1
Single Takahashi slide bearing several specimens from Citrus sp. , collected in HK in 1940, present in TARI (Shu-Pei Chen, pers. comm.).
Reported from HK by Silvestri (1926), Williams (1978) and by Tao (1999b) as X. annandalei Silvestri. Williams (1998: 25) considered that the HK material is probably in fact referable to his new species X. acropygae . X. annandalei is currently only known from its type sample, from Orissa, India. This curious mealybug genus is habitually ant-attended (by Acropyga species ) and is found underground, feeding on roots. Williams (1985) opined that X. acropygae will probably be found to occur throughout south-east Asia.
see Xenococcus acropygae Williams (1998) , above.
We generally follow the nomenclatural system of Hodkinson (1986)
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