Aspidiotus

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For the snake genus, see Aspidites.
Aspidiotus
Aspidiotus nerii from CSIRO.jpg
Aspidiotus nerii
oleander scale
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Coccoidea
Family: Diaspididae
Tribe: Aspidiotini
Subtribe: Aspidiotina
Genus: Aspidiotus
Bouche, 1833
Species

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Aspidiotus is a genus of armoured scale insects.[1] It includes several agricultural and horticultural pests.

A. destructor was originally blamed for a massive die-off of coconut trees in the Philippines which began about 2009. It has been involved previously in die-offs in Indonesia. In July 2014, following a detailed morphological review, scientists announced that instead A. rigidus, was to blame. A. rigidus has few natural predators in the Philippines which lead to the surging infestation. [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Munting, J. (1971). "Notes on the genus Aspidiotus Bouché (Homoptera: Diaspididae)". Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 34 (2): 305–317. 
  2. ^ NSIKAN AKPAN (18 August 2014). "Killer bug behind coconut plague identified | Science News". Science News. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  3. ^ Takagi, Sadao (1969). "Diaspididae of Taiwan based on material collected in connection with the Japan-U.S. Co-operative Science Programme, 1965 (Homoptera: Coccoidea). Part I.". Insecta Matsumurana 32 (1): 1–110. 
  4. ^ Tachikawa, T. (1973). "Discovery of Aspidiotus beilschmiediae Takagi (Homoptera: Diaspididae) from Japan and its Aphelinid parasite (Hymenoptera)". Transactions of the Shikoku Entomological Society 11 (4): 137. 
  5. ^ Kessing, Jayma L. Martin; Mau, Ronald F.L. and Diez, J. M. (April 2007). "Aspidiotus destructor (Signoret)". Honolulu, Hawaii: EXTension ENTOmology & UH-CTAHR Integrated Pest Management Program, University of Hawaii. Archived from the original on 27 June 2007. 
  6. ^ Lidgett, J. (1902). "Aspidiotus hederae in Australia". Entomological News 13: 43–45. 
  7. ^ Tenbrink, Victoria and Hara, Arnold H. (March 1992). "Aspidiotus nerii (Bouché)". Hilo, Hawaii: EXTension ENTOmology & UH-CTAHR Integrated Pest Management Program, University of Hawaii. Archived from the original on 27 June 2007. 
  8. ^ Curtis, J. (1843). "Aspidiotus ostreaeformis (the pear-tree oysterscale)". Gardeners’ chronicle and gardening illustrated (London) 46:: 805. 
  9. ^ Borchsenius, Nikolai S. (1949). "Identification of the soft and armored scales of Armenia". Proceedings of the Armenian SSR Academy of Sciences (in Russian) 1949: 1–271.