Santos, M.G., & Dos Santos Wolff, V.R. 2015 Two Species of Armored Scale Insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) Associated with Sori of Ferns. EntomoBrasilis 8(3): 232-234


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  • Notes: This note reports the presence of two scale insects species Hemiberlesia palmae (Cockerell) and Pinnaspis strachani (Cooley) (Coccoidea, Diaspididae), associated respectively with Asplenium serratum L. (Aspleniaceae) and Niphidium crassifolium (L.) Lellinger (Polypodiaceae). It is the first record of a fern species as host plant of H. palmae. In both fern species, the diaspidids were found nearby the sori.