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Notes: Pests of the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, are Aspidiotus destructor, Asterolecanium phoenicis, Parlatoria blanchardi and Phoenicococcus marlatti are among the species reviewed. Distribution, economic importance, injury, description, life history and control are discussed.

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