Ben-Dov, Y., Matile-Ferrero, D., & Gafny, R. 2000 Taxonomy of Ceroplastes rubens Maskell with description of a related new species (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae) from Reunion, including DNA polymorphism analysis.. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 36(4): 423-433.
Notes: A new species, Ceroplastes reunionensis, is described from Réunion, where it was found heavily infesting Mangifera indica, Persea americana and several ornamental plants. The closely related species, C. rubens Maskell, is redescribed from topotypic material collected in Queensland, Australia. These two species differ from each other in the wax test color, body color, morphological, biological and molecular characters (RAPD). Inter- and intraspecific variation of several morphological characters of both species is discussed. Ceroplastes vinsonii Signoret, 1872, is regarded as a nomen oblitum, and, therefore, becomes a new synonym of Ceroplastes floridensis Comstock, 1881.