First report of Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Brazil: occurrence on mahogany seedlings
Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) was collected on leaves and stems of mahogany seedlings, Swietenia mac- rophylla King (Meliaceae), produced under greenhouse conditions in Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil. This is the first report of this scale insect in Brazil and S. macrophylla as a host. Morphological characteristics of S. miranda and comparisons with similar species also are presented.
Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) foi coletada em folhas e hastes de mudas de mogno, Swietenia macrophylla King (Meliaceae), produzidas em casa de vegetação em Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brasil. Este é o primeiro relato dessa cochonilha no Brasil e S. macrophylla como hospedeira. Características morfológicas de S. miranda e comparações com espécies similares também são apresentadas.
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