Abou-Elkhair, S.S 2001 Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccidae) and their parasitoids on ornamental plants in Alexandria, Egypt.. Entomologica 33(1999): 185-195.
Notes: [Special Issue: Proceedings of the ISSIS VIII International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies held at Wye College (U.K.), Aug. 31st - Sept. 6th, 1998.] This paper discusses the scale insects (Coccoidea) and their parasitoids on ornamental plants in the Alexandria district of Egypt, between 1995 and 1998. Thirty-nine coccoid species belonging to eight families were noted: Asterolecaniidae, Coccidae, Diaspididae, Eriococcidae, Margarodidae, Ortheziidae, Phoenicococcidae and Pseudococcidae. Twelve genera of Hymenoptera belonging to five families were recorded as parasitoids: Aphelinidae (Aphytis, Coccophagus and Encarsia); Encyrtidae (Anagyrus, Arrhenophagus, Gyranusoidea, Habrolepis, Metaphycus and Rhopus); Eulophidae (Aprostocetus); Pteromalidae (Scutellista) and Signiphoridae (Signiphora). Four endoparasitoids were recorded from Egypt for the first time: Arrhenophagus sp. and Gyranusoidea litura Prinsloo (Encyrtidae), Aprostocetus sp. (Eulophidae) and Signiphora fax Girault (Signiphoridae).