EPPO Global Database

Ceroplastes stellifer(VINSST)

Distribution details in United States of America

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2005: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1953
Comments
First found in Florida in 1953.
References
* INTERNET
- Florida Department of Agriculture and consumer Services. Pest Alert. Stellate scale, Vinsonia stellifera (Westwood) Cocoidea: Coccidae by G. Hodges (dated 2004). http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/pest-alerts/vinsonia-stellifera.html
- ScaleNet. Vinsonia stellifera. http://scalenet.info/validname/Vinsonia/stellifera/
- USDA-ARS. Systematic Entomology Laboratory. Beltsville. http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/scalekeys/softscales/key/soft_scales/media/html/species/46vins_stellifera/1vins_stelliferadesc.html

* Miller DR, Miller GL, Hodges GS, Davidson JA (2005) Introduced scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the United States and their impact on US agriculture. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107(1), 123-158.