author={Loukas A. Santas},
More than 65 °% 1 of the honey in Greece derives from honeydew of insects. In a research work, started in 1977 and continued until now, 32 species of insects have been identified which produce honeydew exploited by bees. All these insects belong to the order Hemiptera : Homoptera and to the superfamilies Aphidoidea, Coccoidea, Psylloidea and Aleyroidea. Among these 32 species, the most important from the point of the honey production, are : The coccids Marchalina hellenica (Gen.) and Phy… 

Establishment and honeydew honey production of Marchalina hellenica (Coccoidea Margarodidae) on fir tree (Abies cephalonica)

Two different inoculation treatments, either with 2nd instar insects or with adult individuals, were used for the establishment of the insect on fir trees, creating the necessary preconditions for the increase in the honey production derived from the honeydew of M. hellenica.

Mielato de Stigmacoccus asper (Hemiptera: Stigmacoccidae): recurso melífero de bosques de roble en Colombia

Honeydew from oak forests is suggested as a resource for honey, which has the potential to become a new apicultural product in Colombia and is also environmentally important because it promotes the conservation of native oak forests.

Discriminating pine and fir honeydew honeys by microscopic characteristics

The results showed that the botanical origin of pine and fir honeydew honeys could be distinguished by microscopic analysis, and discrimination based on the geographical origin of the honeys was not accomplished.

The scale Nemolecanium graniformis (Wunn) (Homoptera: Coccidae) in Greece

  • G. Stathas
  • Biology
    Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde = Journal of pest science
  • 2001
The phenology and natural enemies of Nemolecanium graniformis (Wunn) in infesting Abies cephalonica, were studied in Greece during 1998 – 1999.

Production of Honeydew by Scale Insects Associated with Bracatinga (Mimosa scabrella Benth) in Serra Catarinense, Southern Brazil

T Scale insects Stigmacoccus paranaensis (Foldi, 2006) associated with bracatinga trees (Mimosa scabrella) in Santa Catarina, Brazil, can play an important economic role and guarantee the production

A facultative association between Plebeia droryana (Friese, 1900) (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini) and a wax scale insect, Ceroplastes janeirensis (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae).

A new kind of mutualistic association between the Amazonian stingless bee Schwarzula coccidophila and Cryptostigma sp.

Geographical Distribution and Long-Term Monitoring of Physokermes hellenicus (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) on Abies spp. (Pinales: Pinaceae) in Greece

The scale Physokermes hellenicus (Kozár & Gounari) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) has been recently included in the Greek entomofauna as a beneficial honeydew species, but there are no adequate data about its geographical distribution and degree of infestation.

The Coccoidea on Quercus (Fagaceae) in Bulgaria and Greece, with Particular Reference to Their Importance as Honeydew-Producing Insects

A study of scale insects on oak trees in Bulgaria and Greece was undertaken between April and October in 2005 and 2006 to determine the sources of honeydew utilized by the bees, finding Parthenolecanium rufulum is the most widespread species.

The scale insect Dynaspidiotus abietis (Schrank) on Abies cephalonica (Pinaceae)

Data on phenology and morphology of the scale insect Dynaspidiotus abietis (Schrank) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), found on fir trees Abies cephalonica (Pinaceae) on mount Taygetos (Peloponnesus -

Check list and zoogeographic analysis of the scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) of Greece.

According to the latest data, the scale insect fauna of the whole Greek territory includes 207 species; of which 187 species are recorded from mainland Greece and the minor islands, whereas only 87 species are known from Crete.



Chromosome numbers in the Aphididae and their taxonomic significance

Within‐species karyotype variation is relatively common in aphids, and instances of structural heterozygosity are particularly numerous in species and groups which have partially or completely abandoned the sexual phase of the life cycle in favour of permanent thelytoky.

Marchalina hellenica (Gen

  • 1979

Insects and Climate

Honey. A comprehensive survey

- Insects useful to apiculture in Greece . XX I I lth Intern

  • 1981

Apicultural flora of Attica

  • 1959