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Promecotheca caerulipennis
(Fiji coconut hispid)

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Promecotheca caerulipennis (Fiji coconut hispid)

Summary

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  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Promecotheca caerulipennis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Fiji coconut hispid
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Promecotheca caerulipennis Blanchard, 1853

Preferred Common Name

  • Fiji coconut hispid

Other Scientific Names

  • Promecotheca lindingeri Aulmann, 1914
  • Promecotheca reichei Baly, 1869

International Common Names

  • English: coconut hipsid, Fiji; coconut leafminer; leaf-mining beetle, coconut
  • Spanish: minadora de las hojas del cocotero
  • French: mineuse des palmes du cocotier

EPPO code

  • PROHCO (Promecotheca coeruleipennis)
  • PROHLI (Promecotheca lindingeri)
  • PROHRE (Promecotheca reichei)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Chrysomelidae
  •                             Genus: Promecotheca
  •                                 Species: Promecotheca caerulipennis

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: 30 Jun 2021

Growth Stages

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Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / premature drop
Growing point / dead heart
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / internal feeding
Leaves / necrotic areas
Leaves / wilting
Whole plant / plant dead; dieback

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Oligosita utilis Parasite Eggs
Pediobius painei Parasite Arthropods|Pupae
Pediobius parvulus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae; Arthropods|Pupae Fiji;Western Samoa Cocos nucifera
Pyemotes tritici Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Sympiesis javanicus Parasite Arthropods|Larvae Fiji Cocos nucifera
Trichogrammatoidea Parasite Eggs

References

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Bryant GE; Gressitt JL, 1957. Chrysomelidae of Fiji. Pacific Science, 11:90.

Capco SR, 1957. A list of plant pests of the Philippines with special reference to field crops, fruit trees and vegetables. The Philippine Journal of Agriculture, 22(1-4):20.

Cohic F, 1950. The insects damaging to cultivated plants in the Wallis Islands and Futuna. Agronomie Tropicale, 5:563-581.

Csiki E, 1900. Promecotheca papuana n. sp. Chrysomelidarum (subf. Hispinae). Természetrajzi Füzetek, 23:80.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

FerriFre C, 1933. Chalcidoid and proctotrupoid parasites of pests of the coconut palm. Stylops, 2:86-108.

Froggatt WW, 1914. Australasian Hispidae of the genera Bronthispa and Promecotheca which destroy coconut palm fronds. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 5:149-152.

Gressitt JL, 1957. Hispine beetles from the South Pacific. Nova Guinea (New Series), 8:205-324.

Kalshoven LGE; Laan PA van der (Reviser and translator), 1981. Pests of crops in Indonesia (revised). Jakarta, Indonesia: Ichtiar Baru, 701 pp.

Lepesme P, 1947. The insects of Palms. Paris, France: Paul Lechevalier.

Lever RJAW, 1938. Entomological Notes. Agr. J. Fiji, 9(3):19-24.

Lever RJAW, 1939. Entomological Division. Annual Report for 1938. Annual Bulletin Divisional Reports Department of Agriculture Fiji, 1938. Suva, Fiji: Department of Agriculture, 32-34.

Mariau D, 1988. The parasitoids of Hispinae. In: Jolivet P, Petitpierre E, Hsiao TH, eds. Biology of Chrysomelidae. Series Entomologica, Volume 42. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 449-461.

Maulik S, 1929. Insects of Samoa and other Samoan terrestrial Arthropoda. Part IV. Coleoptera. Chrysomelidae: with a note on the comparative anatomy of some halticine tibiae. London, UK: The British Museum (Natural History), 177-215.

Maulik S, 1937. Distributional correlation between hispine beetles and their host-plants. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Series A, 107(2):150.

O'Connor BA, 1949. Some insect pests of Tonga. Fiji Agricultural Journal, 20:47-57.

Schotman CYL, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. RLAC-PROVEG, No. 21:80 pp.

Taylor THC, 1937. The Biological Control of an Insect in Fiji. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Uhmann E, 1965. The hispine fauna of the Philippines in the east Asiatic region (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) 220. Contribution to the knowledge of the Hispinae. Entomologische Abhandlungen und Berichte aus dem Staatlichen Museum für Tierkunde in Dresden, 31(7):255.

Waterhouse DF; Norris KR, 1987. Biological control: Pacific prospects. viii + 454pp

Wyniger R, 1962. Pests of crops in warm climates and their control. Basel, Switzerland: Verlag für Recht und Gesellscahft Ag, 179.

Distribution References

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

Cohic F, 1950. The insects damaging to cultivated plants in the Wallis Islands and Futuna. Agronomie Tropicale. 563-581.

Csiki E, 1900. Promecotheca papuana n. sp. Chrysomelidarum (subf. Hispinae). Természetrajzi Füzetek. 80.

EPPO, 2021. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO. https://gd.eppo.int/

Gressitt JL, 1957. Hispine beetles from the South Pacific. In: Nova Guinea (New Series), 8 205-324.

Lepesme P, 1947. The insects of Palms. Paris, France: Paul Lechevalier.

Maulik S, 1929. Chrysomelidae [sens. lat., including a Description of the Larva of Promecotheca reichei, Baly]. In: Insects of Samoa and other Samoan terrestrial Arthropoda., Part IV. London, UK: British Museum (Natural History). 177-215.

O'Connor B A, 1949. Some insect pests of Tonga. Fiji Agricultural Journal. 47-57.

Taylor T H C, 1937. The Biological Control of an Insect in Fiji. An Account of the Coconut Leaf-mining Beetle and its Parasite Complex. London, Imp. Inst. Ent. 239 pp.

Uhmann E, 1965. The hispine fauna of the Philippines in the east Asiatic region (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) 220. Contribution to the knowledge of the Hispinae. In: Entomologische Abhandlungen und Berichte aus dem Staatlichen Museum für Tierkunde in Dresden, 31 (7) 255.

Waterhouse D F, Norris K R, 1987. Biological control: Pacific prospects. In: Biological control: Pacific prospects. [Biological control: Pacific prospects.], Melbourne, Australia: Inkata Press. viii + 454pp.

Wyniger R, 1962. Pests of crops in warm climates and their control., Basel, Switzerland: Verlag für Recht und Gesellscahft Ag. 179.

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