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Coffee mealybug

Scientific Name
Planococcus lilacinus
Scientific Author
(Cockerell)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)
Risk
Low
Status
Native Thailand Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Songkhla, Thailand, 10-07-1998, Det. Boopa
Source
Chamaiporn Department of Agriculture, Thailand
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Diagnostic Notes
Field Specimen Character: Body rotund; conspicuously rounded in lateral view; brownish red or tan; mealy wax covering body, in thick segmental clumps on mature females, body color evident at segmental lines; with dorsomedial bare area on dorsum forming central longitudinal stripe or oval area; ovisac absent; with 18 lateral wax filaments, broad, convergent, posterior pairs sometimes curved, others straight, all filaments about same length, about 1/8 length of body. Primarily occurring on the fruit, stems, and foliage of host; specimens have been reported on the roots of coffee. Ovoviviparous, first instars pale maroon. Surface of lateral filaments rough.

Mounted Slide Specimen Characters: Longest dorsal seta longer than 50 ยต; legs robust, hind femur with an average of 2.4 and a range of 2.1 to 2.8 times longer than greatest width; translucent pores on hind coxa and tibia, absent from femur; without dorsolateral tubular ducts; usually with ventral oral-collar tubular ducts laterad of front and middle coxae; usually with ventral oral collars between antennae;usually without multilocular pores posterior of front coxa; anal bar present; 18 pairs of cerarii; no auxiliary setae.

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http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/ScaleKeys/Mealybugs/Key/Mealybugs/Media/html/SpeciesListFset.html
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Specimen Contact
Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Author
Chamaiporn Buamas
Created
28/01/2011 04:36 AEST
Last Updated
01/02/2011 17:51 AEST
Citation
Chamaiporn Buamas (2011) Coffee mealybug (Planococcus lilacinus ) Updated on 2/1/2011 5:51:16 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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