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Kerria lacca
(lac insect)

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Kerria lacca (lac insect)

Summary

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  • 10 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Kerria lacca
  • Preferred Common Name
  • lac insect
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Kerria lacca Kerr

Preferred Common Name

  • lac insect

Other Scientific Names

  • Carteria lacca Kerr
  • Coccus lacca Kerr
  • Laccifer lacca Kerr
  • Tachardia lacca R. Blanchard

International Common Names

  • French: gomme laque

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Lackschildlaus, Asiatische
  • Netherlands: lakschildluis

EPPO code

  • KERRLA (Kerria lacca)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Coccoidea
  •                                 Family: Kerriidae
  •                                     Genus: Kerria
  •                                         Species: Kerria lacca

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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: 15 Dec 2020

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aprostocetus purpureus Parasite
Cadra cautella Predator
Erencyrtus dewitzii Parasite
Eublemma amabilis Predator Adults/Nymphs
Eublemma conspersa Predator Adults/Nymphs
Eublemma roseonivea Predator Adults/Nymphs
Eublemma scitula Predator Adults/Nymphs
Eupelmus tachardiae Parasite
Oedematopoda cypris Predator Adults/Nymphs
Oedematopoda venusta Predator Adults/Nymphs
Pseudohypatopa pulverea Predator Adults/Nymphs
Pyroderces falcatella Predator Adults/Nymphs
Stathmopoda basiplectra Predator Adults/Nymphs
Stathmopoda cypris Predator Adults/Nymphs
Tachardiaephagus tachardiae Parasite
Telsimia chujoi Predator Adults/Nymphs

References

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Chiu, S. C., Chou, L. Y., Chou, K. C., Chu, Y. I., 1985. Survey of the natural enemies of the lac insect, Kerria lacca, in Taiwan. In: Special Publication, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute , (No. 19) . 9-11.

Devjani P; Singh TK, 2012. Occurrence of lac insect in Manipur, North East India. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology, 32(3):361-362.

Hwang, J. S., Hsieh, F. K., 1981. Bionomics of the lac insect in Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 23(2), 103-115.

Kher, S., Lakra, R. K., 1989. Bioecological studies on lac insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr) in Haryana. Journal of Insect Science, 2(2), 124-128.

Lakra, R. K., Kher, S., 1990. Effect of incidence of lac insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr) on bearing and quality of jujube fruits in Haryana. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 18(1), 125-127.

Meshram, P. B., Ram Bhajan, Jamaluddin, 1985. Occurrence of insect Kerria lacca Kerr. on Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex. Benth. Journal of Tropical Forestry, 1(4), 356.

Wen HungChich, Lu FengMing, Hao HsiouHwa, Liou TsungDao, 2002. Insects pests and their injuries and control on longan in Southern Taiwan. Journal of Agricultural Research of China, 51(3), 56-64.

Distribution References

Butani D K, Lele V C, 1976. Record of lac insect on grapevines in Rajasthan. Entomologists' Newsletter. 6 (8/9), 50.

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

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

Chiu S C, Chou L Y, Chou K C, 1981. A preliminary survey on the natural enemies of Kerria lacca (Kerr) in Taiwan. Journal of Agricultural Research of China. 30 (4), 420-425.

Chiu S C, Chou L Y, Chou K C, Chu Y I, 1985. Survey of the natural enemies of the lac insect, Kerria lacca, in Taiwan. In: Special Publication, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, 9-11.

Devjani P, Singh T K, 2012. Occurrence of lac insect in Manipur, North East India. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology. 32 (3), 361-362.

Hwang J S, Hsieh F K, 1981. Bionomics of the lac insect in Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan. 23 (2), 103-115.

Kher S, Lakra R K, 1989. Bioecological studies on lac insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr) in Haryana. Journal of Insect Science. 2 (2), 124-128.

Lakra R K, Kher S, 1990. Effect of incidence of lac insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr) on bearing and quality of jujube fruits in Haryana. Indian Journal of Plant Protection. 18 (1), 125-127.

Meshram P B, Ram Bhajan, Jamaluddin, 1985. Occurrence of insect Kerria lacca Kerr. on Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex. Benth. Journal of Tropical Forestry. 1 (4), 356.

Pemberton R W, Nguyen R, Winotai A, Howard F W, 2006. Host Acceptance Trials of Kerria lacca (Kerridae) Parasitoids from Northern Thailand on the Pest Lobate Lac Scale (Paratachardina lobata) (Kerridae). 89 (3), 336-339. DOI:10.1653/0015-4040(2006)89[336:HATOKL]2.0.CO;2

Waite G K, Hwang J S, 2002. Pests of litchi and longan. In: Tropical fruit pests and pollinators: biology, economic importance, natural enemies and control. [ed. by Peña J E, Sharp J L, Wysoki M]. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. 331-359. DOI:10.1079/9780851994345.0331

Wen HungChich, Lu FengMing, Hao HsiouHwa, Liou TsungDao, 2002. Insects pests and their injuries and control on longan in Southern Taiwan. Journal of Agricultural Research of China. 51 (3), 56-64.

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