Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Pteroptrix chinensis



Pteroptrix chinensis


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

  • Pteroptrix chinensis (Howard)

Other Scientific Names

  • Casca chinensis

EPPO code

  • PTEXCH (Pteroptrix chinensis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Aphelinidae
  •                             Genus: Pteroptrix
  •                                 Species: Pteroptrix chinensis

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


ChinaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-HenanPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-Hong KongPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
Georgia (Republic of)PresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
IndiaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
JapanPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

North America

USAPresentPresent based on regional distribution.


Former USSRPresentGreathead pers. comm

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Chrysomphalus aonidumAdults/Nymphs
Diaspidiotus perniciosusAdults/Nymphs
Hemiberlesia lataniaeAdults/Nymphs
Lopholeucaspis japonicaAdults/Nymphs

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