Exallomochlus camur Williams



Field characters

We have been unable to locate a description of the field characteristics of this species in the literature. Body usually rotund; orange. Based on morphology of slide mounted female, probably with 18 pairs of lateral filaments and without an ovisac. On stems and fruit of host.

Validation characters

Cerarian setae tapering gradually with blunt tips, often curved; discoidal pores not peg shaped, oval; most cerarii with 3 or more conical setae; ventral multilocular pores on abdominal segments VII and VIII, sometimes on VI; some dorsal setae longer than cerarian setae; circulus present and rectangular or hour-glass shaped; translucent pores on hind coxa and tibia.


Within Exallomochlus this species is unique with cerarian setae that taper gradually, have a blunt tip, and are often curved apically.

U.S. quarantine notes

This species was intercepted 14 times at U. S. ports-of-entry between 1995 and 2012, with specimens originating from China, India, Laos, The Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. We also have examined specimens taken at U. S. ports-of-entry from Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand on Lansium, Diospyros, Eriobotrya, Litchi, Nephelium, Psidium, and Sandoricum. ScaleNet lists the species from 9 families of host plants, and distribution records include countries in the Oriental and Palaearctic (South Korea) zoogeographic regions. One other species of Exallomochlus other than E. camur, E. hispidus (Morrison), and E. philippinensis Williams has been taken in quarantine, E. liti Williams (The Philippines, on Poikilospermum and Lansium).

Important references


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  Exallomochlus camur

Exallomochlus camur

  Exallomochlus camur   Illustration by Douglas Williams

Exallomochlus camur
Illustration by Douglas Williams