Moghaddam, M., & Nematian, M.R. 2020 First record of two invasive scal insects (Hemiptera, Coccomorpha, Diaspididae and Pseudococcidae) attacking ornamental plants in Iran. Journal of Entomological Society of Iran 39(4): 383-391


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  • Notes: Two invasive scale insects: Aspidiotus hedericola Leonardi (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae) and Planococcus kraunhiae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) have been recorded for the first time in Iran. Both probably arrived by the ornamental plants without quarantine inspections. The diagnostic characters, the illustrations based on slide-mounted characters and field characters of the adult females are presented. In addition, the dichotomous keys to species of Aspidiotus Bouché and Planococcus Ferris in Iran are provided.