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Alien scale insects (Hemiptera Coccoidea) in European and Mediterranean countries: the fate of new and old introductions
This contribution focuses on recent interceptions and introductions of alien scale insects and their current distribution in European and Mediterranean countries. Data and collections were gathered
Scales (Hemiptera, Superfamily Coccoidea). Chapter 9.3
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Alien scales represent an important component of the European entomofauna, accounting for about 30% of the total scale fauna, and appear to be the usual pathway of introduction.
Some additions to the Scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Crete with a check list of the species known from the island
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The list of the scale insects recorded by the authors for the Greek island of C rete includes twenty-seven species new to the island, including Kermes palestiniensis Balachowsky (Kermesidae) and Getulaspis bupleuri (Marchal) (Diaspididae).
Description of nymphal instars and adult female of Kermes vermilio Planchon (Hemiptera, Coccoidea, Kermesidae), with a synopsis of the European and Mediterranean species
The morphology of the 1 st -instar, 2 nd -instar male and female, 3 rd -instar female and adult female of Kermes vermilio Planchon (Hemiptera Coccoidea Kermesidae) are described and illustrated;
Exotic Scale Insects (Coccoidea) on Ornamental Plants in Italy: a Never-Ending Story. Acta zool. bulg., Suppl. 6, 2014: 55-61
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The introduction of ornamental plants into Italy for commercial and hobby purposes has provided scale insects with many chances of dispersion and the effect of global warming may have played an important role, directly enhancing the survival and development of the insects in their new environment.
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