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Chilocorus nigrita



Chilocorus nigrita


  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2019
  • 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.

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


BeninPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
KenyaPresentIntroducedGreathead (Undated)Established
MauritiusPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Established
MozambiquePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
RéunionPresentIntroducedGreathead (Undated)Established
SeychellesPresentGreathead (Undated)
South AfricaPresentIntroducedCABI Data Mining (Undated)Establishment uncertain
TanzaniaPresentIntroducedBohlen (1973)Established
TogoPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


IndiaPresentCABI (Undated)
-Andhra PradeshPresentCABI (Undated)
-GujaratPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-KarnatakaPresentCABI (Undated)
-MaharashtraPresentCABI (Undated)
-Tamil NaduPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI (Undated)
-West BengalPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
IndonesiaPresentCABI (Undated)
OmanPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
PakistanPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
Sri LankaPresentCABI (Undated)
TurkeyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


ItalyPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain

North America

United StatesPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
-HawaiiPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain


American SamoaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
Federated States of MicronesiaPresentGreathead (Undated)
VanuatuPresentCABI (Undated)

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

Distribution References

Bohlen E, 1973. Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. In: Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Paul Parey. 142pp.

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

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

Greathead D J, Greathead A H, 1992. Biological control of insect pests by insect parasitoids and predators: the BIOCAT database. Biocontrol News and Information. 13 (4), 61N-68N.

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 BIOCAT Database (unpublished)., Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

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