Moghaddam, M., & Watson, G.W. 2021 The Scale Insects of Iran, Part 1 The Armoured Scales (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae). Zootaxa 4907: 1-276


  • description
  • diagnosis
  • distribution
  • economic importance
  • history
  • host
  • illustration
  • key
  • natural enemies
  • taxonomy
  • Notes: This taxonomic account of the armoured scales (Diaspididae) of Iran is the first of three works planned to cover all the scale insects in the country. Keys to the families of scale insects found in Iran, and to the 49 genera and 144 species of Diaspididae found there, are provided. The main purpose of the work is to provide agricultural entomologists concerned with pest control and quarantine inspection worldwide with a reliable means of species identification.