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Abstract

New records of mealybugs, scale insects, and whiteflies (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) from Mali and Senegal.

Abstract

This study documents new distribution records of Sternorrhyncha (Hemiptera) in Mali and Senegal. The mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) found were Ferrisia virgata Cockerell (striped mealybug), Phenacoccus manihoti Matile-Ferrero (cassava mealybug), and Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (solenopsis mealybug). Also recorded was a giant mealybug, Icerya sp. (Monophlebidae), that was not identified to species. The soft scales (Coccidae) collected were Ceroplastes rusci (L.) (fig wax scale), Coccus hesperidum L. (brown soft scale), and Parasaissetia nigra (Nietner) (nigra scale). The armored scales (Diaspididae) collected were Aonidiella orientalis (Newstead) (oriental scale), Lepidosaphes tapleyi Williams (guava long scale), and Parlatoria crypta McKenzie (mango white scale). The whiteflies (Aleyrodidae) found were Aleurolobus marlatti (Quaintance) (Marlatt whitefly), Aleurotrachelus atratus Hempel (palm-infesting whitefly), and Trialeurodes ricini (Misra) (castor bean whitefly).