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The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) on citrus plants in Croatia [Conference poster].


This paper deals with the scale insects on citrus plants (Rutaceae) in the open field, and on house and greenhouse pot plants in Croatia. They have been monitored during a six year investigation (2005-2010). Inspections have resulted in scale species, namely Coccidae: Ceroplastes japonicus Green, C. rusci (Linnaeus), Coccus hesperidum Linnaeus, 1758, C. pseudomagnoliarum (Kuwana, 1914), Parthenolecanium persicae (Fabricius), Saissetia coffeae (Walker), and S. oleae (Olivier); Diaspididae: Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell), C. dictyospermi (Morgan), Lepidosaphes beckii (Newman), L. gloverii (Packard), Parlatoria oleae (Colvée), P. ziziphi (Lucas), Pinnaspis aspidistrae (Signoret), Margarodidae: Icerya purchasi Maskell, and Pseudococcidae: Planococcus citri (Risso), P. longispinus (Targioni Tozzetti), P. viburni (Signoret). Distribution and host plants of these species in Croatia will be reported.