Identity. Top of page. Preferred Scientific Name. Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, Preferred Common Name. brown soft scale. Body broadly oval to round; flat to slightly convex in lateral view; body yellow- green to yellow-brown, usually with small brown flecks scattered on dorsum; body. Coccus hesperidum is common on many subtropical fruit trees (see Table ), but generally is not considered a dangerous pest because natural enemies.
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Fungicides can be used to prevent the sooty mould from taking hold. A systematic catalogue of the soft scale insects of the world Homoptera: The brown soft scale is usually controlled by a suite of endoparasitoids. Florida Entomologist, 97 4: Bugguide is hosted by: When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Aphelinidae are dominant in ant-attended scale colonies. Notes on Rhodesian Coccidae Homoptera: De Lotto G, Articles with ‘species’ microformats.
The brown soft scale is polyphagousmeaning it feeds on many species of plants. Florida Department of Agriculture, Consumer Services. Florida Department of Agriculture.
A further possibility is the use of growth regulators such as the hormone hydroprene which disrupts the moulting of juvenile scale insects. Views Read Edit View history. Subtropical Fruits Pests in Israel. Eriococcidae, Kermesidae and Coccidae. Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus “.
The encyrtid and aphelinid parasites Hymenoptera: Inner Mongolia University Press. Encyrtidaea primary parasite of soft scales.
Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. California Department of Food, Agriculture. Coccoidea of New Zealand’s pygmy mistletoes Korthalsella: The scale insect family Coccidae: Tang Cocchs Li J, Sternorrhyncha from Mali and Senegal. Plant Protection Research Institute, Two species of Coccus other than C.
An alternative approach is integrated pest management in which the natural enemies of the scale insects are encouraged. Coccoids on tea in north-east India.
Dorsal setae enlarged, apically acute or slightly rounded, not capitate; ventral tubular ducts medial between middle legswith a few near base of hind legs ; dorsal submarginal tubular ducts often present around body marginsame size or smaller than ventral coccis claw with or without small denticle.
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Hammon and Williams, Indian Journal of Horticulture, 73 3: Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide! Bioecology of the common citrus scale in the Mediterranean region Homoptera, Coccidea, Coccidae. Hodgson described considerable variation of single populations of this species that had relatively consistent differences between specimens on the stems and leaves. Chalcidoidea of soft brown scale, Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus Hemiptera: Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine, 4: Smithsonian Institute Press, Avidov Z; Harpaz I, Observations on the Coccoidea of Inner Mongolia in China.
Encapsulation of parasitoid eggs in soft scales Homoptera: Morphology and taxonomy of adult males of the family Coccidae Homoptera: Males are occasionally produced and these pass through four nymphal stages before becoming winged adults. Coccidae damaging Citrus groves in the Aegean region; studies on their morphological characters, distribution and natural enemies.
Title Line artwork of adult female Caption Adult hssperidum of Coccus hesperidum. Handbook for the Determination of the Common Coccoids. Survey of parasitoid species associated with the brown soft scale iInsect, Coccus hesperidum L. Body broadly oval to round; flat to slightly convex in lateral view ; body yellow-green to yellow-brown, usually with small brown flecks scattered on dorsum ; body turning brown with age; without an obvious wax covering; ovisac absent.