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Abstract

Two new records of the genus Icerya signoret, 1875 (Hemiptera, coccomorpha, monophlebidae) from Oman.

Abstract

Two species of the family Monophlebidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) are recorded for the first time in Oman. Icerya purchasi and Icerya seychellarum are occurred in northern Oman in Al-Jabel Al Akhdher while Icerya aegyptiaca is occurred in South Oman in Dhofar. Icerya purchasi and I. seychellarum are caused considerable damage on Punica granatum, Juglans regia, Ziziphus spina, Ficus carica, Acacia sp and Nerium oleander. The populations of the I. purchasi and I. seychellarum were considered to be exotic pests rather than aggressive native pest. These new records will be useful in the future as it could establish a solid area for researchers who will be interested to know about this species or the relation between these species with other species either from same species type or different species from other genera that could be reported in the future.