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Some additions to the Scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Crete with a check list of the species known from the island

Giuseppina Pellizzari, Francesco Porcelli, Gabrijel Seljak, Ferenc Kozár
  • Francesco Porcelli
    Università di Bari A ldo Moro, DiBCA sez. E ntomologia e Z oologia, Italy
  • Gabrijel Seljak
    Agriculture and Forestry Service Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • Ferenc Kozár
    Hungarian A cademy of Sciences, Plant Protection Institute, Hungary

Abstract

A list of the scale insects (Homoptera: C occoidea) recorded by the authors for the Greek island of C rete is reported. This includes twenty-seven species new to the island The most interesting records are Kermes palestiniensis Balachowsky (Kermesidae), only recorded previously from Israel, and Getulaspis bupleuri (Marchal) (Diaspididae), only known previously from North A frica and the Middle E ast. With the present additions, the number of scale insect species recorded on C rete has reached 82. A revised check list of the scales presently known from the island is also provided.

Keywords

Greece, Kermes palestiniensis, Getulaspis bupleuri

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Submitted: 2012-01-25 11:31:36
Published: 2011-09-19 00:00:00
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