First record of Planchonia stentae (Brain, 1920) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Asterolecaniidae) on Asclepias curassavica Linnaeus, 1753 (Gentianales: Asclepiadaceae) in Mexico, with observations on parasitic Encyrtidae

  • Hipolito Cortez-Madrigal
  • Arturo Ramírez-Cruz
  • Christof F. Stumpf
Keywords: Parasitoid, pit scales, scarlet milkweed

Abstract

In April 2018, specimens of an asterolecaniid were collected on infested wild plants of Asclepias curassavica Linnaeus, 1753 (Gentianales: Asclepiadaceae) in Jiquilpan, Michoacan, Mexico. The collected specimens were identified as Planchonia stentae (Brain,1920) (Hemiptera: Asterolecaniidae). In this paper, we record for the first time the presence of P. stentae infesting A. curassavica in Mexico.

Published
2020-08-05
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