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Aspidiella hartii
(yam scale)

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Aspidiella hartii (yam scale)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Aspidiella hartii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • yam scale
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Colony of A. hartii on yam tuber.
TitleAdults
CaptionColony of A. hartii on yam tuber.
Copyright©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin
Colony of A. hartii on yam tuber.
AdultsColony of A. hartii on yam tuber.©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Aspidiella hartii (Cockerell)

Preferred Common Name

  • yam scale

Other Scientific Names

  • Aspidiotus hartii Ckll.
  • Targionia harti

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Schildlaus, Yams-

EPPO code

  • ASPIHA (Aspidiella hartii)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Coccoidea
  •                                 Family: Diaspididae
  •                                     Genus: Aspidiella
  •                                         Species: Aspidiella hartii

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

Africa

Côte d'IvoirePresentUK, CAB International (1966); García Morales et al. (2016)
GhanaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
MauritiusPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
NigeriaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
Sierra LeonePresentUK, CAB International (1966); García Morales et al. (2016)

Asia

IndiaPresentUK, CAB International (1966); García Morales et al. (2016)
-MaharashtraPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
-Tamil NaduPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
PhilippinesPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
Sri LankaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)

North America

Antigua and BarbudaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
BarbadosPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
Cayman IslandsPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
Dominican RepublicPresentUK, CAB International (1966); García Morales et al. (2016)
GrenadaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
GuadeloupePresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
HaitiPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
JamaicaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
MartiniquePresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
PanamaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
Puerto RicoPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
Saint Kitts and NevisPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentUK, CAB International (1966); García Morales et al. (2016)
U.S. Virgin IslandsPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)

Oceania

Federated States of MicronesiaPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
FijiPresentUK, CAB International (1966); García Morales et al. (2016)
GuamPresentUK, CAB International (1966)
New CaledoniaPresentUK, CAB International (1966); García Morales et al. (2016)
Papua New GuineaPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
Solomon IslandsPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
TongaPresentAPPPC (1987); García Morales et al. (2016)
VanuatuPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)
Wallis and FutunaPresentUK, CAB International (1966)

South America

Ecuador
-Galapagos IslandsPresentGarcía Morales et al. (2016)

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Roots / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Adelencyrtus moderatus Parasite

References

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APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA)

García Morales, M., Denno, B. D., Miller, D. R., Miller, G. L., Ben-Dov, Y., Hardy, N. B., 2016. ScaleNet: A literature-based model of scale insect biology and systematics. Database. doi: 10.1093/database/bav118. http://scalenet.info

UK, CAB International, 1966. Aspidiella hartii. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests , (June) Wallingford, UK: CAB International.Map 217.

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