Inserra, S., & Calabretta, C. 1985 Rilevamenti faunistici preliminari su cocciniglie Diaspididae (Homoptera, Coccoidea) viventi su Rosaceae coltivate in Sicilia. 1o contributo.. Atti XIV Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia, Palermo, 1985 87-93.


  • biology
  • distribution
  • morphology
  • Notes: Title in English: Preliminary research on scale insects Diaspididae (Homoptera, Coccoidea) living on Rosaceae grown in Sicily. 1. Contribution. [Original title: ] Notes are given on the biology, morphology and distribution of 12 species of diaspidid scale insects that were found on fruit trees, ornamental plants and a few forest trees during a survey in 1983-84 on Rosaceae in Sicily; these species represented over two-thirds of the diaspidids described for the whole of Italy. Salicicola archangelskaiae, which is known in Turkestan (USSR) and Iraq, was recorded for the first time in Europe on medlar in Sicily. 12 species of Diaspididae are studied and their hosts are given.