Malumphy, C.P., Bárrios, S., Corcoran, M.R., Sanchez, M.D., Harrigan, N., Monsegur-Rivera, O.A., & Hamilton, M.A. 2019 First report of invasive scale insects feeding on the threatened plants Calyptranthes kiaerskovii Krug & Urban and Calyptranthes thomasiana O.Berg in the British Virgin Islands. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 155: 193–199


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  • Notes: Invasive scale insects are reported for the first time feeding on the threatened endemic Kiaerskov’s lidflower Calyptranthes kiaerskovii and Thomas’ lidflower Calyptranthes thomasiana (Myrtaceae) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Ceroplastes. rubens, C. stellifer, P. howertoni Hodges & Hodgson and Paratachardina pseudolobata are recorded here for the first time from BVI.