EPPO Global Database

Marchalina hellenica(MARCHE)

Distribution details in Greece

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, no details
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/130) : since 1996, spreading as a result of local introduction by beekeepers, and possibly associated with increased tree mortality over the same period. Eastern Mediterranean species: not clear whether it is native to parts of Greece or not.
References
* Bacandritsos N, Saitanis C, Papanastasiou I (2004) Morphology and life cycle of Marchalina hellenica (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) on pine (Parnis Mt.) and fir (Helmos Mt.) forests of Greece. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (nouvelle série), 40(2), 169-176.

* Erlinghagen F (2001) Portrait of an insect: Marchalina hellenica Genn. (Sternorrhyncha: Coccina: Margarodidae), important producer of honeydew in Greece. Apiacta 36, 131-137.

* Kosta H, Chondros A (2006) What ails the pines of Greece? The American College of Greece Magazine, no. 1, 34-35. http://www.acg.edu/acg/Acgmagazine1.pdf

* Margaritopoulos, JT, Bacandritsos N, Pekas AN, Stamatis C, Mamuris Z, Tsitsipis JA (2003) Genetic variation of Marchalina hellenica (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) sampled from different hosts and localities in Greece. Bulletin of Entomological Research 93, 447-453.

* Pellizzari G, Porcelli F, Seljak G, Kozár F (2011) Some additions to the scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Crete with a check list of the species known from the Island. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research serie II, 43(3), 291-300.
------- Crete (high infestations on Pinus brutia, Cupressus, Pinus halepensis).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Turkey Present, restricted distribution view...