Green coffee scale, which has recently established in Western Australia, is considered to be an important pest of citrus and other fruit production. Green coffee. Coccus viridis was also reported as a pest in India at the end of the nineteenth century and has continued to cause problems for coffee growers, particularly in. Authors Ronald F. L. Mau, Extension Entomologist Jayma L. Martin Kessing, Educational Specialist Department of Entomology Honolulu.

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All attempts to artificially spread vieidis inoculate the fungus to healthy green scale were unsuccessful Fredrick It is commonly known as green scale or sometimes coffee green scale because it is a major pest of coffee crops throughout the world. All plant material going into the greenhouse should be thoroughly inspected for scales and other insects before being introduced Copland and Ibrahim If you would like coccue, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Coccus viridis is a soft scale insect in the family Coccidae with a wide host range. Ants protect the green scales from lady beetles and other predators. Go to distribution map Host Plants Back to Top The green scale has a wide host range consisting of vegetable, fruit and ornamental crops Mau and Kessing Coccidae viridiz, new to Britain.

The newly hatched crawlers wander off to find somewhere suitable to settle on a leaf or near the tip of a green shoot. Eggs hatch within the body of the female. Consideration should be given cocchs the harmful effects of these chemicals on beneficial insects.

The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The green scale is often associated with ants.


Coccus viridis (Green, 1889)

Two species of Coccus other than C. Eggs hatch in anything between a few minutes and a few hours. Current Biotica, 9 3: Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide. Adult scales are 2. A study found that the entomopathogenic fungus, Cephalosporium lecaniiwas highly effective in controlling coffee green scale.

The adult female is shiny pale green with a conspicuous black, irregular U-shaped internal marking that is dorsally visible to the naked eye. Coccus viridis Green Insecta: A survey of the forest insects of Puerto Rico. Once a suitable leaf or green shoot is found the nymphs settle and begin to feed.

Eggs hatch from a few minutes to several hours after being laid Fredrick The front end is rounded while the rear end has a distinctive groove. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. This insect is also referred to as the coffee green scale. Economic Importance Back to Top This tropical soft scale may occur on cultivated hosts in commercial nurseries, resulting in a quarantine of the infested plants until the scale is under control. Preferred cultivated hosts are gardenia and ixora.

First report of scale insects as pests of Kangra tea in Himachal Pradesh, India. Body oval to elongate oval; flat to slightly convex in lateral view ; body light green, often transparent, usually with a U-shaped or V-shaped pattern in the middle of the body formed by black spots; not turning dark with age; without an obvious wax covering; ovisac absent. University of Puerto Rico The adult scale insect is a glossy pale green colour with black internal markings that are visible through the chitinous body wall.

viridia Datasheet Coccus viridis soft ccoccus scale. Views Read Edit View history. Green scale on coffee-Ethiopia. A mature female lays whitish oval eggs and keeps them underneath her body to protect them. One or more of the features that are needed to viridiis you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Waterhouse, ; EPPO, Alpinia purpurata red ginger.


Coccus viridis infected by V. It has a flattish elongated oval dome shape and is about three millimetres in width. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Natural enemies include predators such as ladybirds Chilocoruscaterpillars Noctuidae: She usually chooses the underside of a leaf and adult scales may often be seen in a line on both sides of the midrib and beside the lateral veins.

Both nymphs and adults suck sap from the phloem of the host plant.

Scale Insects: Fact sheet

Close Find out more. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Although usually minor, can be extremely devastating depending on place and crop. Scale insects Agricultural pest insects Orchids diseases and pests Insects described in Hemiptera of Central America. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Scales are usually brought into greenhouse situations with the introduction of infested plant material.

Males normally absent, mentioned as present by KohlerKohlerKohler depending on population density. Nymphs, or immature green scales viridsi oval, flat and yellowish green in color, and have six short legs.

The results from the use of phosamidon were inconclusive, with the results differing in the laboratory and the field. Hussey NW, Scopes N.