EPPO Global Database

Fiorinia phantasma(FIORCO)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Absent, pest no longer present
In June 2003, a large infestation was found on a mature potted bamboo plant (Arundinaria sp.) imported from Thailand. The plant was located inside a restaurant in South Yorkshire. The pest has also been intercepted several times on Areca palms imported from Thailand and on Calamus plant. imported from Singapore. The pest cannot establish outdoors in the UK climatic conditions.
* 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.