Green coffee scale, which has recently established in Western Australia, is considered to be an important pest of citrus and other fruit production. Green coffee. Coccus viridis was also reported as a pest in India at the end of the nineteenth century and has continued to cause problems for coffee growers, particularly in. Authors Ronald F. L. Mau, Extension Entomologist Jayma L. Martin Kessing, Educational Specialist Department of Entomology Honolulu.

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Coccus viridis (Green, 1889)

As ofit was reported in 27 Florida counties, but is more commonly found in southern Florida. The outline shape may be described as elongate-oval and moderately convex.

There should be a thorough inspection of planting material for scale and other insects before it is introduced into a greenhouse. The front end is rounded while the rear end has a distinctive groove.

This scale is believed to be of Brazilian [5] or African origin [6] but is now widely distributed throughout the tropics vlridis. Management Ciridis to Top Chemical control: Sooty mould fungus often grows on the honeydew and this decreases the area of leaf available for photosynthesisspoils the appearance of the plant and reduces the marketability of fruit.

Scale Insects: Fact sheet

Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. This pest is especially damaging to young trees in the first two years after transplanting Mau and Kessing Dorsal setae enlarged, apically clavate or rounded; ventral tubular ducts medial between middle legshind legsand abdominal segment 1; dorsal submarginal tubular ducts absent; claw with or without small denticle.


Dead scales are light brown or buff color and the black internal marking is lost.

When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Direct insecticidal sprays to lower leaf surfaces and new growth to give thorough coverage.

Accumulations of sooty mold cause the infested plant to be unsightly. The band should be at least 15 cm wide and care taken to avoid leaving any bridges.

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Chemical control is possible indirectly by controlling ants by banding the tree stump. Economically important crops include Anthuriumatemoyaavocadocacaocelerycherimoyacoffeecustard appleflowering gingerguavalimeMacadamiaorangeorchidPlumeria and sugar apple. In trials involving adding lady beetle larvae and lepidopteran larvae to plants infested with green scale with or without ants being present, it was found that the ants actively removed both kinds of larvae, usually within an hour of introduction.

In turn, the ants feed on the sweet honeydew excreted by the scales. The green scale is often associated with ants. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, 25 4: Some adults were observed by Fredrick to complete egg deposition in coccs days, and others deposited eggs over a day period. Infestation of green scale, Coccus viridis Greenshowing the typical arrangement in a cooccus along viridix mid-rib and lateral views.


Contribution to knowledge of viriris male of the green coffee coccid, Coccus viridis Green Hemiptera: Some preliminary investigations of the green scale, Coccus viridis Greenin south Florida.

Virgin Islands, and Vietnam. The use of fenthion resulted in the highest percentage mortality of the scales at the lowest dosages of insecticide.

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Current Biotica, 9 3: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This scale is often associated coccs ants which feed on the honeydew excreted and defend the insects from attack by predators such as lady beetles. The nymphs are a flattish oval shape, yellowish green, with six short legs.

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One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Males have not been recorded for this species so the populations are composed entirely of females.

Without the ants the green scale is more vulnerable to predation by beetles Mau and Kessing