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Abstract

Ceroplastes cirripediformis Comstock: a new invasive pest in China (Hemiptera: Coccormorpha: Coccidae).

Abstract

The barnacle wax scale insect, Ceroplastes cirripediformis, which is probably native to the Caribbean islands and the southern United States, is a new invasive pest for China. It has been found mainly on Duranta repens (Verbenaceae) in Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangdong, Guangxi, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Sichuan Provinces. This paper introduces the morphological features, host plants, geographical distribution, biology and economic importance of this pest.