First record of Phoenicococcus marlatti in Greece

Published: Nov 8, 2013
first record Phoenicococcus red date scale
I. Ch. Lytra
M. E. Vasarmidaki
G. Th. Papadoulis

In October 2013, the red date scale Phoenicococcus marlatti Cockerell (Hemiptera: Phoenicococcidae) has been recorded for the first time in Greece. Adult females were collected from the base of fronds of date palm from the Crete Island. Information on the species morphology, biology and distribution is presented.

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