Coccus (insect)

Coccus (insect)
Coccus hesperidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Coccidae
Genus: Coccus
Linnaeus, 1758

Coccus is a genus of scale insects in the family Coccidae. It includes species such as Coccus viridis, a major pest of coffee.[1]


  • Coccus celatus
  • Coccus hesperidum
  • Coccus pseudomagnoliarum
  • Coccus viridis


  1. ^ T. N. Ananthakrishnan (2004). "Family Coccidae (soft scales, wax scales, tortoise scales)". General and applied entomology (2nd ed.). Tata McGraw-Hill. p. 437. ISBN 9780070434356.