Armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) infesting Haas avocado intercepted in Florida and a new parasitoid-host association for Davidsonaspis aguacatae

  • Ian Stocks Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry
  • Gregory Evans
Keywords: Coccoidea, adventive species, economic entomology, regulatory agency, trade

Abstract

A new parasitoid-host association between Davidsonaspis aguacatae and Encarsia lounsburyi is documented, and an overview of armored scales infesting Haas avocados intercepted in Florida is given. An observation on the occurrence of crawler scales developing inside a parasitized female scale is discussed.

Key Words: Coccoidea; adventive species; economic entomology;
regulatory agency; trade

Sumario

Se documenta una nueva asociación parasitoide-hosperdero entre Davidsonaspis aguacatae (Evans, Watson y Miller) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) y Encarsia lounsburyi (Berlese & Paoli) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) y se provee perpectiva general de las escamas con armaduraque infestan aguacates Hass interceptadas en la Florida. Se discute una observación sobre la presencia de escamas del primer estadio ninfal que se desarrollaban dentro de una escama hembra parasitada.


Palabras Clave: Coccoidea; especies adventicias; entomología económica;
agencia reguladora; comercio

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Author Biography

Ian Stocks, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry

Entomologist

Curator of Coccoidea, Aleyrodidae and Trichoptera

Published
2017-08-06
Section
Scientific Notes