Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Icerya purchasi (Homoptera: Margarodidae) on Rosmarinus officinalis (Lamiaceae), a new host plant record for Greece.

Abstract

Since July 2008, Rosmarinus officinalis plants in Greece have been observed to be infested by the cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchasi Maskell. This is the first time that I. purchasi has been found on R. officinalis in Greece. Observations made have shown that this scale insect prefers to initially attack the stems of R. officinalis plants.