Williamson, J.R., Arancibia, R.A., Zimmerman, T.W., & Hodges, G.S. 2008 First report of Philephedra tuberculosa (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in the United States Virgin Islands.. Florida Entomologist 91(3): 483-484

Notes: Philephedra tuberculosa Nakahara and Gill is recorded on St. Croix island in the United States Virgin Islands for the first time, on papaya (Carica papaya L.), moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.), and ginger lily (Alpinia purpurata (Veill.) K. Schum. Philephedra tuberculosa thrives in moringa trees and may result in a serious problem in agro-forestry associations that include this species.

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