New book: ‘A Systematic Catalogue of the Diaspididae (Armoured Scale Insects) of the World’
A new book on armoured scale insects has recently been prepared by Yair BEN-DOV and Victoria GERMAN in collaboration with Douglass R MILLER and Gary A P GIBSON:
“A Systematic Catalogue of the Diaspididae (Armoured Scale Insects) of the World, Subfamilies Aspidiotinae, Comstockiellinae and Odonaspidinae”
The armoured scale insects comprise the largest family, Diaspididae, in the superfamily Coccoidea. This catalogue provides an up-to-date data on three subfamilies, namely Aspidiotinae, Comstockiellinae and Odonaspidinae, covering 864 species placed in 118 genera, which have been described in the family since Linnaeus (1758), until December 2002, the cut-off date. This book is a synthesis and catalogue of all of the information published on these genera and species worldwide up to December 2002, and gives information on their correct scientific name, taxonomy, common names, synonyms, host plants, geographical distribution, natural enemies, biology, economic importance, and published references. This catalogue will be of major importance to scale insect students, crop protection specialists, quarantine officers and any entomologist who requires information about armoured scale insects, either for research or for control projects.
This book (ISBN: 1-898298-93-9, 1111 pp; December 2003) can be ordered, at a price of 80.00 GBP, from:
Intercept Limited, PO Box 716, ANDOVER, Hampshire, SP10 1YG, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)1264 334748
Fax: +44 (0)1264 334058
Personal communication with M. McEnnerney, Intercept Limited, 2004-10.