EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/031

New books on scale insects

Two new books on scale insects have recently been published:

  • A Systematic Catalogue of the Scale Insect Family Margarodidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the World by Yair Ben-Dov.
This catalogue of the scale insect family Margarodidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) includes data on 442 species and subspecies that are placed among 77 genera. Data is provided on their correct scientific names, taxonomy, common names, synonyms, host plants, distribution, natural enemies, biology, economic importance and published references.
400 pp; January 2005 - ISBN: 1-84585-000-9
Price: 57 euros

  • A Systematic Catalogue of the Cerococcidae, Halimococcidae, Kermesidae, Micrococcidae, Ortheziidae, Phenacoleachiidae, Phoenicococcidae, and Stictococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the World by Douglass R. Miller, Maren E. Gimpel, and Alessandra Rung.
This publication provides systematic catalogues of eight families of scale insects for the world. Cerococcidae (ornate pit scales) including 72 valid species in 3 genera; Halimococcidae (pupillarial palm scales) including 21 valid species in 5 genera; Kermesidae (gall-like scales) has 91 species in 10 genera; Micrococcidae (Mediterranean scales) with 8 species in 2 genera; Ortheziidae (ensign scales) has 162 species in 11 genera; Phenacoleachiidae with 2 species in 1 genus; Phoenicococcidae (palm scale) with 1 species in 1 genus; and Stictococcidae with 15 species and 3 genera. It gives information on their scientific names, common names, synonyms, host plants, distribution, biology, economic importance, diagnostic features, keys for identification, and published references.
554 pp; January 2005 - ISBN: 1-84585-001-7
Price: 71 euros

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