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A new invasive pest, Parthenolecanium fletcheri (Cockerell) (Hemiptera; Coccoidea; Coccidae), in China.


The fletcher scale, Parthenolecanium fletcheri (Cockerell, 1893), which is native to the North America, is a pest 0f Cupressaeeae and Taxaeeae. It was firstly found to be a new invasive pest for China on Taxus Chinensis in Linyi City, Shandong Province in February, 2018. This paper introduces the morphological features, host plants, geographical distribution, biology and economic importance of this best.