Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First record of Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Dactylopiidae) from Israel.

Abstract

The presence of the Opuntia cochineal scale insect, Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Dactylopiidae) is reported for the first time from Israel. It was collected off the Indian-fig prickly-pear, Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Miller (Cactaceae) in the Hula Valley of the Upper Galilee.