Some species of the hypogeal scale insect Porphyrophora Brandt (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea: Margarodidae) from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

  title={Some species of the hypogeal scale insect Porphyrophora Brandt (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea: Margarodidae) from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa},
  author={Hassan Ali Vahedi and Carol J. Hodgson},
  journal={Systematics and Biodiversity},
  pages={122 - 23}
Abstract Porphyrophora is one of several hypogeal genera in the scale insect family Margarodidae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea). Historically, it has been of great economic importance as a source of carmine dye but has been superseded by artificial aniline dyes. Some Porphyrophora species are currently important crop pests, particularly in western Asia. However, adult female Porphyrophora are all remarkably uniform in structure and are difficult to identify. The present paper… 

Molecular and morphological identification of  pistachio armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), with description of a new species.

Members of the family Diaspididae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) can be devastating pests that suck parenchyma cell contents from crops and cause severe damage to pistachio trees (Pistacia vera L.). The

An annotated checklist of the scale insects of Iran (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha, Coccoidea) with new records and distribution data

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Antennal sensilla and their nerve innervation in first‐instar nymphs of Porphyrophora sophorae Arch. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Margarodidae)

The results show that the six‐segmented antennae of these nymphs have 20–23 sensilla which can be morphologically classified into seven types, for example, one Böhm's bristle, one campaniform sensillum, one Johnston's organ, 13–16 aporous sensilla trichodea, two coeloconic sensilla, and one curvy multiporous peg.

Scanning electron microscope observations on the multilocular disc-pores and dermal projections of adult female Porphyrophora tritici and P. cynodonti

The morphology of the multilocular disc-pores from the anterior part of the body (abdominal segments I-III and all thoracic segments, dorso-venterally) of two species of Porphyrophora were examined using a scanning electron microscope.

Pest categorisation of non‐EU Margarodidae

Of 107 species of Margarodidae, 97 are not known to occur in the European Union, and there is no evidence that these species satisfy the criteria to be regarded as Union quarantine pests in the EU.

Analysis of natural red dyes (cochineal) in textiles of historical importance using HPLC and multivariate data analysis

A soft extraction method combined with a new dye recovery treatment was developed, capable of yielding HPLC chromatograms with good resolution, for the first time, for historical cochineal-dyed textiles, and was shown to provide more accurate and consistent information than the traditional method.

Türkiye’de yeni ve az bilinen Margarodidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) türleri

Turkiye faunasi icin yeni kayit oldugu belirlenmistir, orneklemenin yapildigi bes ilde toplam olarak bes adet margarodid turu tespit edilmis ve bu turlerden dort tanesinin.

Preliminary survey of the scale insects fauna in Kermanshah, western Iran

Diaspididae (12 eίδη), Coccids (7), Pseudococcidae (4), Margarodidae (3), Eriococc Families (2) και Ortheziidae (1).

Cochineal, a precious source of red: cochineal dyes characterization by high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection and principal component analysis

Presented at Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologias, Universidade de Lisboa, to obtain the Master Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Textiles



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Cladistic analysis of morphological data from adult females and first‐instar nymphs suggests that Platycoelostoma is the sister genus of Callipappus Guérin‐Méneville and also is more closely related to members of subfamilies Margarodinae and Xylococcinae than to the New Zealand and South American genera of Coelostomidiinae.

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This book discusses the life cycle, biology and dispersal of Coccinea, a type of scale insect found in Central Europe, and the distribution of scale insects discussed in this book.

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Field studies on dispersal of the ground pearls, Margarodes meridionalis Morrison, were done in Tucson, Ariz, and laboratory observations indicated that emergence is triggered by increased soil moisture.


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High performance liquid chromatography of anthraquinones: analysis of plant and insect extracts and dyed textiles

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