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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First report of scale insects as pests of Kangra tea in Himachal Pradesh, India. Coccus hesperidum is similar to C.

Coccus hesperidum

South African Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 9: These first-stage nymphs are known as crawlers and move a short distance from the mother before settling and starting to feed. Annals of the Entomological Society of America Universidad de Chile, pp. Hesperkdum encyrtid and aphelinid parasites Hymenoptera: The scale is often attended by antswhich protect it from some of the more efficient natural enemies.


Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. They are largely sedentary for the rest of their lives and pass through two more nymphal stages before becoming adults.

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Title Line artwork of adult female Caption Adult female of Coccus hesperidum. The green scales of coffee in Africa south of the Sahara Homoptera: Coccidae damaging Citrus hespericum in the Aegean region; studies on their morphological characters, distribution and natural enemies. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 34 2: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Scale insects Agricultural pest insects Citrus pests Orchids diseases and pests Insects described in Cosmopolitan arthropods. Williams ML; Kosztarab M, Canadian Entomologist, Supplement National Agriculture Education Association, pp.

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New report of insect pests and their natural enemies in pomegranate. Biological control of insect pests in Bermuda. Crop Pests in Southern Africa, Vol.


Inner Mongolia University Press. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. Don’t need the entire report? A systematic catalogue of the soft scale insects of the world Homoptera: Please consider hespeeridum year-end gift to BugGuide!

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Symphyta and Apocrita Parasitica. Soft Brown Scale, Coccus hesperidum L.

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