Family

Pseudococcidae

Catalog

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Field characters

No information available except that it often is found on the roots of its host.

Validation characters

Circulus absent; dorsal oral-collar tubular ducts absent; cerarii number 4 sometimes indistinct pairs; translucent pores present on hind femur and tibia; oral-rim tubular ducts numerous on dorsum; inconspicuous anal bar on anal lobe.

Comparison

Maconellicoccus multipori is similar to M. hirsutus by having an anal bar, dorsal oral-rim tubular ducts, cerarii restricted to abdomen, and antennae 9-segmented. Maconellicoccus multipori can be distinguished (characters of M. hirsutus given in parentheses) by lacking a circulus (present) and dorsal oral-collar tubular ducts absent (present).

U.S. quarantine notes

This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 33 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Cambodia, India, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. We also have examined specimens taken in quarantine from Thailand (Piper). ScaleNet lists hosts in 14 plant families. It is most commonly intercepted on mangosteen (Garcinia, Clusiaceae) and rambutan (Nephelium, Sapindaceae-Soapberry family). ScaleNet distribution records for M. multipori include countries in the Oriental zoogeographic region. One species of Maconellicoccus other than M. hirsutus (Green) and M. multipori has been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry, M. ramchensis Williams (Thailand, on Durio).

Important references

Takaha1951a; Willia1996b; Willia2004a.

All references mentioned

Maconellicoccus multipori