Tejeda-Reyes, M.A., González-Ramírez, S., Valdez-Carrasco, J.M., Díaz-Nájera, J.F., & González-Hernández, H. 2022 Saissetia miranda in Commercial Plantations of Fig at Morelos, Mexico. Southwestern Entomologist 47(4): 939-942


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  • Notes: Mexican black scale, Saissetia miranda (Hemiptera: Coccidae), was reported in commercial fig plantations (var. Black Mission) at Axochiapan, Morelos, Mexico. Because of damage observed in the field and the increase in area cultivated with figs, the insect is potentially a major pest of the fruit crop.