Franco, J.C., Cocco, A., Lucchi, A., Mendel, Z., Suma, P., Vacas, S., Mansour, R., & Navarro-Llopis, V. 2021 Scientific and technological developments in mating disruption of scale insects. Entomologia Generalis 42(2): 251–273


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  • reproduction
  • Notes: The present work aims to provide an overview of the current scientific and technical knowledge on mating disruption of scale pests (Hemiptera: Coccoidea). Biparental scales are suitable targets for mating disruption (technically, MD is not suitable for parthenogenetic scales), as the females have a limited spreading ability, and adult males are short lived and have a narrow window of time for mate searching