Scale insects species (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus


Abstract: Scale insects in cultivated and non-cultivated areas in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus were surveyed between 2005 and 2007. This study showed that Diaspididae and Coccidae were the most common families, with total numbers of 23 and 13 species, respectively. The remaining families contained 1 to 4 species. New records of Coccoidea fauna from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus were Planchonia arabidis Signoret, (Asterolecaniidae), Eriococcus greeni Newstead (Eriococcidae), Acanthopulvinaria orientalis (Nasonov), Coccus pseudomagnoliarum (Kuwana), Ceroplastes sinensis Del-Guercio, Lecanopsis turcica (Bodenheimer), Luzulaspis frontalis Green, Lichtensia viburni Signoret, Parthenolecanium corni (Bouché), Rhizopulvinaria artemisiae (Signoret), (Coccidae), Duplachionaspis berlesii (Leonardi), Leucaspis pini (Harting), Melanaspis inopinata (Leonardi), Parlatoreopsis longispina (Newstead), Prodiaspis tamaricicola (Malenotti), Pseudaulacaspis pentagona Targioni-Tozzetti (Diaspididae), Palaeococcus fuscipennis (Burmeister) (Margarodidae), Coccidohystrix artemisiae (Kiritchenko), and Pseudococcus viburni (Signoret) (Pseudococcidae). The populations of Ceroplastes rusci (Linnaeus), Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, and C. pseudomagnoliarum (Kuwana) were found to increase postharvesting. Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell) on citrus, and Leucaspis riccae Targioni-Tozzetti, Parlatoria oleae (Colvee), and Pollinia pollini (A. Costa) were the most common and important pests on olives.

Keywords: Coccoidea, host plant, distribution, new records, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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