Japanese wax scale - Ceroplastes japonicus
EEffective: August 18, 2010
Hemiptera : Coccidae
Pest Code (NAPIS):
|No manual – See Host Matrix|
These Approved Methods are appropriate for:
2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Major Hosts identified in the Host Matrix:
Apricot; Citrus; Holly; Plum
This list includes important economic or environmental hosts but does not represent all major hosts of the pest. Check CAPS pest datasheet for complete list of hosts.
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Not known to transmit any human or animal pathogens.
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Honeydew (a liquid secretion from C. japonicus) supports the growth of black sooty mold on host plants.
Morphological: All stages are similar to other Ceroplastes species. Ceroplastes japonicus is most commonly confused with Ceroplastes floridensis. Adult females can be distinguished based on morphological characters in slide-mounted specimens.
Present in the U.S.: Ceroplastes brachyurus, Ceroplastes ceriferus, Ceroplastes cirripediformis, Ceroplastes dugesii, Ceroplastes feltyi, Ceroplastes floridensis, Ceroplastes irregularis, Ceroplastes nakaharai, Ceroplastes rubens, Ceroplastes rusci, Ceroplastes sinensis, and Ceroplastes utilis.