Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First record of two invasive scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae & Pseudococcidae) attacking ornamental plants in Iran.

Abstract

Two invasive scale insects: Aspidiotushedericola Leonardi (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae) and Planococcus kraunhiae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) have been recorded for the first time in Iran. Both probably arrived by the ornamental plants without quarantine inspections. The diagnostic characters, the illustrations based on slide-mounted characters and field characters of the adult females are presented. In addition, the dichotomous keys to species of Aspidiotus Bouchéand Planococcus Ferris in Iran are provided.