Field characters

No available information.

Validation characters

Multilocular pores and oral-collar tubular ducts forming marginal band on both body surfaces; abdominal cerarii with 2 conical setae; cerarii indefinite on thorax and head, sometimes recognizable; circulus present; multilocular pores scattered over anterior abdomen, thorax, and head; translucent pores present on hind coxa and tibia; dorsal setae conical, shorter than cerarian setae; anal bar present.


Nipaecoccus annonae is similar to N. jonmartini Williams & Granara de Willink by having clusters of multilocular pores and oral collar tubular ducts around body margin, anal bar, circulus, and dorsal conical setae. Nipaecoccus annonae can be distinguished (characters of N. jonmartini given in parentheses) by having dorsal and ventral marginal clusters of multilocular pores (ventral only), and fewer than 10 pairs of cerarii (more than 10).

U.S. quarantine notes

This species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 11 times between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. No older quarantine specimens were examined. ScaleNet lists hosts in Annonaceae, Arecaceae, Lauraceae and Myrtaceae. It is most commonly intercepted on Annona (Annonaceae). ScaleNet distribution records for N. annonae also include Guadeloupe, Martinique and San Marino. Several species of Nipeaecoccus other than N. annonae, N. jonmartini Williams & Granara de Willink, N. nipae (Maskell) and N. viridis (Newstead) have been taken at U. S. ports-of-entry including: N. ericicola (Maskell) (Australia, on Callistemon); N. filamentosus (Cockerell) (Puerto Rico, on Bucida); N. filicis Williams & Granara De Willink (Mexico, on unidentified plant); and N. gilli Williams and Granara de Willink (Costa Rica, on Areca; Mexico, on Dieffenbachia).

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