The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Ceroplastes myricae (Linnaeus 1767: 741)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Coccus myricae Linnaeus 1767: 741; Columnea myricae (Linnaeus, 1767:741)


Conservation Status




South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Linnaeus, C. (1767). Insecta. Hemiptera. Coccus. Systema naturae. Salvii Holmiae 533-1327


Other references:

Green, E. E. (1900). Remarks on Indian scale insects (Coccidae), with descriptions of new species.. Indian Museum Notes 5: 1-13.

Hodgson, C., Williams, D. J. and Giliomee, J. H. (2009). The identity of the wax scale insect, Ceroplastes myricae (Linnaeus) (Sternorrhyncha : Coccoidea : Coccidae), and a key to the wax scales recorded from South Africa. African Entomology 17(1): 95-105. [Abstract]


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