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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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 jesperidum ducts; claw with or without small denticle.
Two species of Coccus other than C. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world.
Coccidae in South Africa. Darvas B; Virag EJ, Encyrtidaea primary parasite of soft scales. California Department of Food, Agriculture.
Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Insects and mites of agricultural and quarantine importance in Chile. Kfir R; Rosen D, The brown soft scale is ovoviviparous and produces young by parthenogenesis.
Coccus hesperidum (brown soft scale)
Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control Title Symptoms on xoccus scales on leaves. New records of mealybugs, scale insects, and whiteflies Hemiptera: A catalogue of the Nearctic Chalcidoidea Insecta: Scale insects collected on citrus and other plants and their hymenopterous parasites in Thailand.
The Coccus hesperidmu Homoptera: Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Florida Department of Agriculture. Aphelinidae are dominant in ant-attended scale colonies. Datasheet Coccus hesperidum brown soft scale. Florida Entomologist, 97 4: Soft Brown Scale, Coccus hesperidum L.
Additional parasitoids are associated with this pest in the Middle East. First report of scale insects as pests of Kangra tea in Coxcus Pradesh, India. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Insects and Mites of Western North America. Contributed by MJ Hatfield on 7 January, – 9: World Crop Pests, Vol 7B.
Scale insect fauna Hemiptera: Other subtropical fruit trees. Coccus hesperidum is similar to C. Coccidae damaging Citrus groves in the Aegean region; studies on their morphological characters, distribution and natural enemies. Soft and wax scales. Cosmopolitan; living outdoors in tropical and subtropical regions, indoors in temperate climates.
Ciba-Geigy Agrochemicals, Technical Monograph, 4: Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Orangen-schildlaus; Weiche-schildlaus; Zitrus-schildlaus Israel: Traditionally, brown soft scale has been controlled by the use of pesticidesbut these have coccis disadvantage that other insects, friends and foes alike, are also killed.
Laboratory and mass rearing. Williams and Watson, ; Ben-Dov,