New records are important for documenting new distributional data and for alerting researchers to a potential new pest. The scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Tunisia has been little studied and is still poorly known. Additions are continuously reported resulting from faunistic studies including our report of Coccus pseudomagnoliarum (Kuwana) from the Cap Bon region (Jendoubi et al., 2008). Here we report two additional species of scale insects as new country records for Tunisia: Ceroplastes floridensis Comstock (Coccidae) and Chrysomphalus pinnulifer (Maskell) (Diaspididae). Brief comments on zoogeographical distribution and the pest status of each species are provided.
|Titolo:||First records of Ceroplastes floridensis Comstock (Hemiptera: Coccidae) and Chrysomphalus pinnulifer (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Tunisia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|