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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Revue de Zoologie Agricole et de Pathologie Vegetale, They then secrete the excess sugary fluid as honeydew. Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus “. Morphology and taxonomy of adult males of the family Coccidae Homoptera: Ben-Dov, ; Malumphy, National Agriculture Education Association, pp.

Darvas B; Virag EJ, On the relationship between ants and parasites of coccids and aphids on citrus. The brown hesperivum scale is polyphagousmeaning it feeds on many species of plants. Citrus and other subtropicals. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

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Biological studies of Microterys flavus Howard Hymenoptera: Damage especially to young citrus trees is mostly due to secreting large amounts of honeydew that is colonized by sooty mold fungi, covering fruits and leaves by a thick black mass.


Beitrage zur Entomologie, Integrated control of mango pests.

Retrieved from ” https: CIE, ; Basheer et al. This pest was considered a major pest of citrus in Israel before being completely controlled by its natural enemies. The soft scale Coccus hesperidum infesting holly on Vancouver Island. This reduces the area of leaf available for photosynthesisand spoils the appearance of the plant, its flowers and fruits.

References Top of page Andison H, Short dsitance dispersal by the crawlers is by walking, dispersal between host plants is by being borne on winds.

The encyrtid and aphelinid parasites Hymenoptera: Coccidae in South Africa. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, Turkish Journal of Zoology, 34 2: Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Subtribe mealybugs and scales Coccoidea. 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 ducts; claw with or without small denticle.

Insects and Mites of Western North America. On the biology of the soft scale Coccus hesperidum L. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Pests of the Cultivated Plants of Israel.


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Coccus hesperidum Scientific classification Kingdom: Plant pests of Israel. Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus Stauffer S; Rose M, Its cuticle is made of chitin but it does not produce the copious quantities of wax that armoured scales do.

Sap-sucking insect records Hemiptera: Kfir R; Rosen D, Scale insects collected on citrus and other plants and their hymenopterous parasites in Thailand. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Soft Brown Scale, Coccus hesperidum Hespeidum.

Crop Pests in Southern Africa, Vol. In order to obtain all the nutrients they need, the scale insects ingest large quantities of sap. Hespridum State Plant Board Bulletin, 1: Scale insects species Hemiptera: Coccus hesperidum also is similar to C.

Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control Traditionally, brown soft scale has been controlled by the use of pesticideshesperifum these have the disadvantage that other insects, friends and foes alike, are also killed. Universidad de Chile, pp.