Mazzeo, G., Pellizzari, G., Mateus, C., Borges da Silva, E., Russo, A., Nucifora, S., Soares, C., Tomé, D., de Andrade, E., & Franco, J.C. 2023 Melanaspis corticosa: a new insect pest of olive trees in Europe. Phytoparasitica


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  • molecular data
  • morphology
  • phylogeny
  • Notes: The presence of the South African Obscure Scale, Melanaspis corticosa (Brain) (Hemiptera, Diaspididae), was detected infesting olive trees, in Portugal. The identity of the scale insect was confirmed based on both morphological and molecular studies.

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