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Ceroplastes destructor (soft wax scale; Indian wax scale)

Synonyms: Ceroplastes postperlucidus; Gascardia destructor

Prey / Diet

Actinidia chinensis var. hispida (Chinese Gooseberry)[1]
Aida micrantha <Unverified Name>[1]
Alyxia ruscifolia (Chainfruit)[1]
Bursaria spinosa[1]
Camellia sinensis (tea)[1]
Cassinia quinquefaria[1]
Citrus glauca (Australian desert lime)[1]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[1]
Citrus maxima (shaddock)[1]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[1]
Citrus trifoliata (hardy orange)[1]
Coffea arabica (Arabian coffee)[1]
Coffea canephora (robusta coffee)[1]
Cussonia spicata (spiked cabbage tree)[1]
Diospyros kaki (japanese persimmon)[1]
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (Florida hopbush)[1]
Dysoxylum bijugum[1]
Ekebergia capensis (Cape Ash)[1]
Elachyptera parvifolia[1]
Elaeodendron croceum (Common Saffron)[1]
Euclea crispa[1]
Gymnosporia buxifolia (Common Spike-thorn)[1]
Loranthus bidwilli <Unverified Name>[1]
Maytenus cymosus <Unverified Name>[1]
Melia azedarach (chinaberry)[1]
Nuxia congesta (Common Wild Elder)[1]
Nuxia oppositifolia (Water Elder)[1]
Otiophora inyangana[1]
Pavetta revoluta[1]
Persea americana (avocado)[1]
Philippia lecana <Unverified Name>[1]
Pittosporum crassifolium (stiffleaf cheesewood)[1]
Pittosporum tenuifolium (tawhiwhi)[2]
Platanocephalus morindaefolius <Unverified Name>[1]
Prunus armeniaca (apricot)[1]
Rhus simarubaefolia <Unverified Name>[1]
Schinus molle (false pepper)[1]
Synoum glandulosum[1]
Theobroma cacao (cacao)[1]
Trichilia emetica (trichilia)[1]
Zieria smithii (Sandfly Zieria)[1]

Predators

Aloencyrtus umbrinus[1]
Coccophagus adustus[1]
Halmus chalybeus (steelblue lady beetle)[1]

Distribution

Kenya, Norfolk Island, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, Angola, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Mozambique, Madagascar, India, Côte d'Ivoire (=Ivory Coast), Congo, Cameroon, Australia, Solomon Islands;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 2New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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