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Abstract

Species of the genus Planococcus Ferris, 1950 (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) with special regard to Planococcus vovae (Nasonov, 1908) as a species newly recorded in Croatia.

Abstract

This paper deals with the scale insects Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813), Planococcus ficus (Signoret, 1875) and Planococcus vovae (Nasonov 1908) monitored during a four year faunistic investigation (2005-2008) of the genus Planococcus Ferris, 1950 in Croatia. P. vovae is a new species for Croatia. Distribution (according to UTM system) and host plants of these species in Croatia are reported. Some morphological characters useful for the differentiation of these three species are also described.