Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (Cooley) hyperparasitizing Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f) Ettingsh

Gaurav Mudgal, Brajesh Mudgal, Mayank Anand Gururani, Venkatesh Jelli

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Here, we first report hyperparasitism of Honey Suckeled Mistletoe, Dendrophthoe falcata var. falcata (Loranthaceae) by Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (Diaspididae). The infected mistletoe was found parasitising branches of the Senna siamea host. Pear-shaped white spots were observed on abaxial and adaxial leaf surfaces, stem and few on the haustorial surfaces of the mistletoe. Close inspection revealed a yellowish-brown spot on individual white spots. These were identified on the basis of morphological features as Cockerell Scales hidden in the white-spot like selfsecreted waxy armours. No incidence of such an infection was seen on any part of the mistletoe host, Senna siamea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Armour
  • Diaspididae
  • Hemiparasite
  • Hyperparasitism
  • Mistletoe
  • Scale insect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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