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

  • Giuseppina Pellizzari | giuseppina.pellizzari@unipd.it Università di Padova, Dipartimento A gronomia Ambientale e Produzioni Vegetali, Italy.
  • 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.

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2011-09-19
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Greece, Kermes palestiniensis, Getulaspis bupleuri
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Pellizzari, G., Porcelli, F., Seljak, G., & Kozár, F. (2011). Some additions to the Scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Crete with a check list of the species known from the island. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research, 43(3), 291-300. https://doi.org/10.4081/jear.2011.291