Invasive Species Compendium

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Chilocorus cacti



Chilocorus cacti


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chilocorus cacti
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chilocorus cacti (Linnaeus)

EPPO code

  • CHICCC (Chilocorus cacti)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Coccinellidae
  •                             Genus: Chilocorus
  •                                 Species: Chilocorus cacti

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


EswatiniPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
MoroccoPresentCABI (Undated)
São Tomé and PríncipePresentCABI (Undated)
South AfricaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain


IndiaPresentIntroducedGreathead (Undated)Established
-Andhra PradeshPresentCABI (Undated)
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI (Undated)

North America

BermudaPresentCABI (Undated)
CubaPresentCABI (Undated)
Dominican RepublicPresentCABI (Undated)
JamaicaPresentCABI (Undated)
MexicoPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Puerto RicoPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentCABI (Undated)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI (Undated)
-TexasPresentCABI (Undated)


New ZealandPresentCABI (Undated)

South America

ColombiaPresentCABI (Undated)
PeruPresentCABI (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Greathead DJ, Undated. BIOCAT Database (unpublished)., Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Aonidiella aurantiiAdults/Nymphs
Aspidiotus destructorAdults/Nymphs
Carulaspis minimaAdults/Nymphs
Coccus viridisAdults/Nymphs
Diaphorina citriRodríguez-Palomera et al., 2012
Melanaspis glomerataAdults/Nymphs
Parlatoria blanchardiAdults/Nymphs
Pseudaulacaspis pentagonaAdults/Nymphs
Selenaspidus articulatus

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