Ceroplastes Rubens Maskell (Hemiptera: Coccidae), a New Coccid Record for Colombia. Academic Article uri icon


  • The author recently collected samples of a species of Ceroplastes on the leaves of two ornamental plant species of Araliaceae, i.e., Philodendron sp. in Cali, and on Aglaonema sp. in Palmira. Specimens were slidemounted according to the method used by Williams & Granara de Willink (1992) and were identified as Ceroplastes rubens Maskell using the taxonomic keys of Gimpel et al. (1974), Hamon & Williams (1984) and Kawai (1980). Ceroplastes rubens is a rather characteristic species. It can be distinguished from other species of Ceroplastes known from Colombia

Fecha de publicación

  • 2008