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Notes: This pernicious scale of Aleppo pine, Pinus halepensis, in Israel; recently discovered in northeastern Mediterranean on brutia pine (P. brutia brutia); may not be indigenous to Israel, as previously thought; application of statistical inference to pooled data show that patterns of DNA fragments display a positive association between Israeli and Cypriot populations and a negative association between Israeli and Turkish populations; suggestion that M. josephi spread to Israel from Cyprus.