One important limiting factor in mango production is the white mango scale ( Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead; Hemiptera: Diaspididae). White mango scale . Infested areas of mango leaves turn pale-green or yellow and ultimately die. Infested mango fruits have pink blemishes around feeding sites. PDF | The occurrence of white mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis in Ethiopia was reported for the first time from a mango orchard in western.

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The female body is elongated, its anterior part wider than the rest aulacqspis the body. The dorsal macroducts are two-barred, arranged in transverse rows. The perivulvar pores occur in five clusters on either side of the anus.

white mango scale Aulacaspis tubercularis (Newstead)

The white female shield is rounded, with the dark, dorsal juvenile exuvium at one end; the elongated male shield is also whitish, its exuvium at its apex. In most tropical and subtropical countries; Distribution Maps of Pests. This scale infests several plants of commercial value, including avocadococonut Cocos nucifera L.


In Egypt the pest has annual, partially overlapping population peaks, in spring, summer, autumn and winter. The pest is more abundant on lower, south-facing aspects of trees, and its crawlers are probably dispersed by wind currents.

An important pest of mango in Egypt. Its feeding on fruits cause conspicuous pink blemishes around the feeding sites, cosmetic utbercularis that renders the fruits unmarketable for export.

Such fruits may drop or become smaller and lacking in juice.

Infested leaves turn pale-green or yellow and ultimately die, young twigs dry up and there are fewer blossoms. Most damage is tuberculairs to late-maturing cultivars. Severe infestations may retard mango growth in the nursery, aulavaspis young trees are most vulnerable to excessive leaf loss and to twig death, especially during dry seasons.

Sprays with oils provided good control. The period from April to August was most suitable for the chemical control of this pest In Egypt. Important natural enemies include some Aphytis spp. Some of these parasitoids were mass reared, released in mango orchards and greatly reduced pest numbers.

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Known enemies include Chilocorus bipustulatus and other Coccinellidae as well as Cybocephalidae. Suppression of, Aulacaspis tubecularis Hemiptera: Diaspididae on mango trees in El-Beheira Governorate.


Egyptian Academy Journal of Biological Sciences 5: Biological control of mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularisin South Africa.

Biological control of the mango scale Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead Coccidae: Diaspididae by a parasitoid Aphytis chionaspis Ren Hymenoptera: Dispersal of the sugar-cane scale Aulacaspis tegalensis Zhnt. Bulletin of Entomological Research Leaf penetration of Aulacaspis tubercularis Hemiptera: Diaspididae stylet in mango.

Population dynamics of the mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis NewsteadCoccoidea: Diaspididaein South Africa. Israel Journal of Entomology Ecological studies of Aulacaspis tubercularis Diaspididae: Hemiptera and its natural enemies infesting mango trees aulacaspie Sharkia Governorate, Egypt.

Egyptian Academy Journal of Biological Sciences. Seasonal abundance, number of generations and associated injuries of the white mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis Mangifera Newstead Homoptera: Diaspididae attacking mango orchards. ABC Research Alert 2 2: M and De Villiers, E. Effectiveness of aylacaspis and monocrotophos against the mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead.

Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead Common name: Pruning and removal of infested twigs and foliage.