EPPO Global Database

Fiorinia phantasma(FIORCO)

Distribution details in France

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Absent, pest no longer present
First recorded in: 2002
It was found in 2002 at the 'Ferme aux Crocodiles' ('crocodile farm' glasshouse) in Pierrelatte (Drôme department) on Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Litchi chinensis and Poaceae. The scale was introduced on plants imported from French Polynesia but did not establish.
* Germain JF, Matile-Ferrero D (2005) Les cochenilles sous serres en France: inventaire illustré. III - Les Disapididae. Phytoma. La Défense des Végétaux no. 583, 32-35.
------ As Fiorinia coronata.

* Malumphy C (2013) First incursion of crown scale Fiorinia coronata Williams & Watson (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in England, with a review of Fiorinia species detected in Britain and a key to their identification. Entomologist’s Gazette 64, 269-276.

* Watson GW, Williams DJ, Miller DR (2015) The identity and distribution of Fiorinia phantasma (Cockerell & Robinson) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae), with a new synonym. Zootaxa 4048(2), 291-300.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Guadeloupe Present, no details view...
Reunion Present, no details view...