Malumphy, C.P. 2012a Interception Records of Udinia species (Hemiptera: Coccidae in England and Wales, with a Key to Uninia Recorded on Mango. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 147(2011):241-247


  • biology
  • distribution
  • economic importance
  • host
  • key
  • Notes: The Afrotropical soft scale Udinia satori (Green) is one of the most commonly intercepted coccids on imported plant material in England and Wales. It is frequently found in large numbers on fresh mango fruit (and associated foliage and stems) imprted from West Africa. Two other Udinia species, U. farquharsoni (Newstead) and U. paupercula DeLotto, have also occasionally been detected on imported mango. The interception records, geographical distribution, biology and economic importance of the thee Udinia species are reviewed, and a key to the identification of all four Udinia species recorded on mango is presented. Udinia catori and U. farquharsoni are recorded from Gambia for the first time and mango is recorded as a new host for U. paupercula.