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Chilocorus nigrita



Chilocorus nigrita


  • Last modified
  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chilocorus nigrita
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chilocorus nigrita (Fabricius)

EPPO code

  • CHICNI (Chilocorus nigrita)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


-Andhra PradeshPresent
-GujaratUnconfirmed record
-Tamil NaduUnconfirmed record
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-West BengalUnconfirmed record
OmanIntroduced, establishment uncertain
PakistanPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
South East AsiaPresent
Sri LankaPresent
TurkeyUnconfirmed record


BeninUnconfirmed record
East AfricaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
KenyaIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm.
MauritiusIntroduced, established
MozambiqueUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
RéunionIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm.
SeychellesPresentGreathead pers. comm
South AfricaIntroduced, establishment uncertainCAB Abstracts
Southern AfricaIntroduced, establishedGreathead pers. comm
TanzaniaIntroduced, establishedBohlen, 1973
TogoUnconfirmed record
West AfricaPresent

North America

USAPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-HawaiiIntroduced, establishment uncertain


ItalyIntroduced, establishment uncertain


American SamoaIntroduced, establishment uncertain
Micronesia, Federated states ofPresentGreathead pers. comm

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Aleurodicus dispersusAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Aonidiella aurantiiAdults/Nymphs
Aonidiella citrinaAdults/Nymphs
Aonidiella orientalisAdults/Nymphs
Aspidiotus destructorAdults/Eggs/Nymphs
Aspidiotus neriiAdults/Nymphs
Aulacaspis tegalensisAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Aulacaspis tubercularisAdults/Eggs/Larvae
Carulaspis minimaAdults/Nymphs
Ceroplastes actiniformisAdults/Nymphs
Chrysomphalus aonidumAdults/Nymphs
Coccus hesperidumAdults/Nymphs
Coccus viridisAdults/Nymphs
Diaphorina citriAdults/Nymphs
Diaspidiotus perniciosusAdults/Nymphs
Hemiberlesia lataniaeAdults/Nymphs
Melanaspis glomerataAdults/Nymphs
Parasaissetia nigraAdults/Nymphs
Parlatoria blanchardiAdults/Nymphs
Parlatoria ziziphiAdults/Nymphs
Phoenicococcus marlattiAdults/Nymphs
Pinnaspis strachaniAdults/Nymphs
Pseudaulacaspis pentagonaAdults/Nymphs
Pseudococcus cryptusAdults/Nymphs
Pulvinaria psidiiAdults/Nymphs
Rastrococcus invadensAdults/Nymphs
Saccharicoccus sacchariAdults/Nymphs
Vinsonia stelliferaAdults/Nymphs

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