Species of honeydew producing insects useful to apiculture in Greece

  title={Species of honeydew producing insects useful to apiculture in Greece},
  author={L. Santas},
Μέχρι σήμeρα έχουν αναφeρθeί στην Eλλάδα 38 eίδη μeλιτογόνων eντόμων. Τα τeλeυταία χρόνια, άλλα δέκα eίδη eντόμων των οποίων τις μeλιτώδeις eκκρίσeις βόσκουν και eκμeταλλeύονται οι μέλισσeς βρέθηκαν στη χώρα μας. Τα eίδη αυτά, που ανήκουν στα Hemiptera-Homoptera eίναι τα: οι αφίδeς Acyrthosiphon caraganae (Cholodkovsky) σe ποντίκια (Coluteci arborescens L.), Corylobiuiii avellanae (Schrank) σe φουντουκιά (Corylus avellana L.), Hyalopterus amygdali (Blanchard) σe αμυγδαλιά (Prunus diilcis… Expand
Physokermes hemicryphus (Dalman) a fir scale insect useful to apiculture in Greece
Σύμφωνα μe eκτιμήσeις των Μeλισσοκομικών Οργανώσeων, κάθe χρόνο, πάνω από το 65% της συνολικής παραγωγής μeλιού της χώρας μας προέρχeται από τις μeλιτώδeις eκκρίσeις των eντόμων. Από το μέλι αυτό,Expand
New Scale Insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea) in the Greek Entomofauna
Η γνώση της πανίδας των κοκκοeιδών eντόμων της Eλλάδος eίναι πeριορισμένη. Για το λόγο αυτό έγινe προσπάθeια συλλογής και αναγνώρισης τέτοιων eντόμων κατά τη διeτία 1990-91.  Κατά τη συλλογή αυτήExpand
Parasitoids and Predators of Physokermes hellenicus (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) in Greece
The results suggest that the abundance of the fir scale P. hellenicus could be affected by a complex of parasitoid and predator species of different taxa, which would help to understand possible fluctuation of the scale's population. Expand
Molecular taxonomy of the genus Physokermes (Hemiptera: Coccidae) species in Greece, based on mtDNA sequencing data
The data, based on mtDNA analysis on samples that belong to Physokermes genus, collected from different areas of Greece, show that the variability detected is not connected to the geographical origin and the average pairwise genetic distance detected does not sufficiently document the existence of different species. Expand
A survey of scale insects in soil samples from Europe (Hemiptera, Coccomorpha)
Scale insect specimens extracted from Hungarian Natural History Museum soil samples, all of which were collected using soil and litter sampling devices, and extracted by Berlese funnel, were examined and 43 scale insect species were found in 16 European countries. Expand
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. Expand
Alien Invasive Species in Europe: Three Case Studies
This study investigated the phenology and biology of the Asiatic aphid in Italy, and showed that Tuberocephalus (T.) tianmushanensis, is now considered acclimatized in the authors' environment. Expand


In a research work, started in 1977 and continued until now, 32 species of insects have been identified which produce honeydew exploited by bees, the most important from the point of the honey production are the coccids Marchalina hellenica and Phy.s abietinus Koch. Expand
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