Galapagos Species Checklist

Rutherfordia major

(Cockerell, 1894)

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hemiptera
Suborder Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily Coccoidea
Family Diaspididae
Genus Rutherfordia

Rutherfordia major  (Cockerell, 1894)


English common name: Large snow-scale, lychee bark scale

Spanish common name: escama del sauce

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Pseudaulacaspis major Mamet, 1941 fide Roskov et al. (2013)

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 24 Jan 2014


  • In
  • Na

  • Ac

    Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.

  • Cu
  • Er
  • Es
  • Ic
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native




  • Lincango, M.P., Hodgson, C. & Causton, C. (2008) Lista annotada de los insectos escama (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) de las islas Galápagos, Ecuador. Charles Darwin Research Station, unpublished, 17 pp.
  • Lincango, P., Hodgson, C., Causton, C. & Miller, D. (2010) An updated checklist of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Galapagos Research, 67: 3-7.
  • Peck, S.B., Heraty, J., Landry, B. & Sinclair, B.J. (1998) Introduced insect fauna of an oceanic archipelago: The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Am. Entomol. 44: 218-237.
  • Peck, S.B. (2001) Small Orders of Insects of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 278 pp.
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Paglinawan L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Hernandez F., De Wever A., (eds.) (2013) Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2013 Annual Checklist Digital resource at Species 2000: Reading, UK