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Ornate Pit Scale

Scientific Name
Cerococcus bryoides
Scientific Author
(Maskell, 1894)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Cerococcidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Source: [ScaleNet](http://scalenet.info)

Test of adult female formed of a dull yellowish secretion, but is so thickly covered with secretionary matter which forms grey tufted filaments that it gives it a greyish brown tint. Test is irregularly oval, convex, and has a large anal opening. Male test is pale yellow, semi-transparent sometimes having a greyish tint. Adult female is dull yellow, broadly oval with elongated anal segment. Detailed description and illustration by Lambdin & Kosztarab (1977a). Hamon & Kosztarab (1979) provide a description and illustration of the first instar.

Keys

Wang 2001: 514 [Key to Chinese species of Cerococcus]; Tang & Hao 1995: 235 (female) [as Phenacobryum bryoides; Species of Phenacobryum]; Wang 1994: 248 (female); Lambdin 1987: 102 (female) [Cerococcus species of the Australian region]; Hamon & Kosztarab 1979: 16 (first instar) [Cerococcus first instars]; Lambdin & Kosztarab 1977a: 44 (female) [Species of Cerococcus].

Type data

Fiji: on undetermined host, by R.L. Homes.
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Specimen Contact
New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Author
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K.
Created
26/05/2011 01:22 AEST
Last Updated
09/05/2014 03:19 AEST
Citation
Henderson, R. C. & Crosby, T. K. (2011) Ornate Pit Scale (Cerococcus bryoides) Updated on 5/9/2014 3:19:05 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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