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Notes: Abstract: This scale species causes yellow streaks along the veins, followed by withering and complete degeneration of the leaves; green fruits shrink and die prematurely; also distributed in Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt and Qatar. Keywords: damage.