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Observations on some armoured scale insects (Homoptera, Coccoidea, Diaspididae) from South West Africa and neighbouring territories

J. Munting

Observations on some armoured scale insects (Homoptera, Coccoidea, Diaspididae) from South West Africa and neighbouring territories

by J. Munting

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Published by Administration of South West Africa in Windhoek, S.W.A .
Written in English

  • Namibia
    • Subjects:
    • Diaspididae -- Namibia -- Classification.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 143-144.

      StatementJ. Munting.
      SeriesCimbebasia., vol. 1, no. 6
      LC ClassificationsQL337.N27 C56 vol. 1, no. 6, QL527.D5 C56 vol. 1, no. 6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. 115-161 :
      Number of Pages161
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3918824M
      LC Control Number81484982

      Some scales change greatly in appearance as they grow, and some species have males and females that differ in shape, size, and color. Adult males are rarely seen and are tiny, delicate, white to yellow insects with one pair of wings and a pair of long antennae. Some scale species lack males and the females reproduce without mating. The fig wax scale may be found on the stems, leaves, branches, and fruit of the host plants, which include a wide variety of plant families from all over the world. The adult females have an oval body with a thick grayish white wax covering tinged with red. This covering occurs in lateral plates with dry wax filaments protruding from the.

      Some of the exotic (but not the native) armoured scale insects are important pests in New Zealand, particularly of tree crops and some woody shrubs, while others are rare or rarely seen (Maskell. Insect observation. Monarch butterfly you are not sure an insect is a new species (e.g. native bees) then collect more but don’t deplete the population! Some insects at your site may not be visiting transect plants – collect these labelled as ‘on the wing’ or collect a .

      This catalogue of the Diaspidoidea of the world is based on the literature published (with few exceptions) up to the end of and includes for each species information on distribution and food-plants and a full bibliography of works on classification (including synonymy) and bionomics; bibliographies are also provided for each genus and higher by: Adult scale insects are usually covered in waxy shell-like cover. They feed by sucking sap from a wide range of plants, including house-plants, greenhouse plants and many fruit and ornamental plants grown outdoors. There are more than 25 species of scale insect in the UK. Some scale insects can weaken host plants and many excrete a sticky substance (honeydew) on foliage, which allows the.

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Some soft scales may also have a hard covering present, but it will be smooth or with ridges, but no overlapping layers. Flip an adult scale over, and if there is a separate soft body beneath the hard shell, it is an armored scale.

Identification of the scale is important as it may aid in better control. Scale insects vary dramatically in appearance, from very small organisms (1–2 mm) that grow beneath wax covers (some shaped like oysters, others like mussel shells), to shiny pearl-like objects (about 5 mm), to animals covered with mealy wax.

Adult females are almost always immobile (apart from mealybugs) and permanently attached to the plant on which they are : Insecta.

Armored scale insects would be a breeze to eliminate if not for their thick outer coatings. The insects themselves are quite vulnerable, so you don’t need to go in with a huge arsenal.

Horticultural oil is the very best way to destroy armored scale while preserving the predators that will readily feed on their young during the mobile. Some varieties of male scale insects have wings, but they aren’t strong fliers.

Instead, the wings are used to help guide the male if it’s caught and pulled from its plant in the wind. Observations on some armoured scale insects book, the specifics of gender greatly vary amongst scale insects. Diaspididae is the largest family of scale insects with over described species in around genera.

As with all scale insects, the female produces a waxy protective scale beneath which it feeds on its host plant. Diaspidid scales are far more substantial than those of most other families, incorporating the exuviae from the first two nymphal instars and sometimes faecal matter and Class: Insecta.

This book will appeal to all serious students of armoured scale insects, whether their specialities are taxonomy, ecology or control.

The editor notes in his Preface that he aims to present an up to date, overall coverage of all aspects of armoured scale research. In my view, he and his contributors have succeeded : $ Scale sounds and looks a lot like a plant disease, but the term actually refers to infestation by any one of more than 7, species of tiny sap-sucking insects typically adhere to the stems, branches, and sometimes the leaves of plants to feed on sap, and they have a shell-like bump appearance, which sometimes causes them to be mistaken for a fungal or bacterial disease.

ScaleNet: Scale Insects (Coccoidea) Database This database aims to provide comprehensive information on the scale insects (Coccoidea) of the world, of which there are about about 7, species. Scale insects vary dramatically in their appearance from very small organisms (mm) that occur under wax covers (some look like oyster shells), to.

Mutualism between armoured scale insects and ants: New species and observations on a unique trophobiosis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae; Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Melissotarsus Emery) this book.

The Scale Families key was built to help identify all known families of scale insects. Even though there is some disagreement about the status of a few of these families, this list is consistent with the hypotheses of most coccidologists. A list of the families included can be found on the fact sheet index page.

Scale insects vary dramatically in their appearance from very small organisms ( mm) that live under wax covers (some look like oyster shells), to larger creatures ( mm) covered with mealy wax and that can walk around, and often produce their eggs in large ovisacs.

Lepidosaphes gloverii (Packard, ) Sinonimo; Mitiella sexpina Danzig & Pellizzari, Lepidosaphis gloverii Kfoury & El Amil, Mytilella sexspina Gill, Lepidosaphes gloveri Tao, Cornuaspis gloverii Alayo Soto, Insulaspis gloverii Borchsenius, Opuntiaspis sexspina Lindinger, Ginharian: Animalia.

Scale insects like mealybugs are among the most common parasites on indoor plants. They can also be found in the garden at the end of spring, during summer, and in the fall. Quick scale insect facts. Name – Coccidae, Pseudococcidae, Diaspididae Lifespan – up to a year (dormant in winter) Size – from 1/16 th to 1/4 th inch (mm).

Danger to plant – fatal if infested. The Armored Scale Insects of Ohio (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae) [KOSZTARAB, M.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Armored Scale Insects of Ohio (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Diaspididae)Author: M. KOSZTARAB. Scale Insects, Soft Scales, Wax Scales Family Coccidae This page contains pictures and information about Scale Insects in family Coccidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Two Scale Insects of different species The insects in this family are covered with wax secretion. The covering may be scale-like or mussel-shaped. A LIST OF THE ARMOURED SCALE INSECTS (DIASPIDIDAE) AND THEIR HOSTS IN TASMANIA By N. HUDSON Entomology Dil'ision, Department oj Agriculture, Hobart.

ABSTRACT In tbi~' first list of the diaspidid scale in Tasmania 40 species are l'eeorded. on held in the cOllection the Department The host-plant list eomprises 79 families.

Getting Rid of Scale Insects Getting Rid of Scale Insects. Scale insects are a serious pest that excretes a substance called honeydew, which can cause the infected plant to experience a lower growth rate.

Scale are parasitic insects that measure 2 or 3mm in length and can be found on ornamental trees and shrubs this also includes indoor plants and orchards and even ferns. The scale insects comprise a large group of pest species.

For the lay person they can be classified into three groups: Hard (armoured) scale insects; Soft scale insects; Wax scale insects; Many scale insects have effective natural enemies, some of which are commercially available.

Avoiding toxic pesticides and creating the right environment for. Some Background. Scale insects and mealybugs are all members of the same order: Homoptera — just like aphids. Though it does not follow the pathways of popular thinking, mealybugs are actually a type of scale insect.

To most growers, they are either dealing with “scales” or “mealies”. Scales are broken down into several families, of. Armoured Scale Insects: Armoured Scale Insects. These little pests are much the smallest of the ‘scales’ Tucking into 5 - 7 armoured scales a day, probably more if the temperatures is to their liking, preferably around a balmy 24 degrees, although they will put up with less We think it’s best to supply some.

Use: Enter a scientific name (genus or binomial) to retrieve a catalogue 'll get a summary of the nomenclatural history, a complete bibliography, information about geographic distribution and ecological associations, as well as comments about systematics, economics, and other topics.or armoured scale insects, contains about species worldwide and some of the most damaging insect pests of perennial plants.

The many cosmopolitan pest species testify to the ease with which they have been transported around the world, predominantly as unseen or ignored passengers on nursery plants.

Diaspididae are extremely specialised.ScaleNet models the scale insect literature. Currently it contains data from references pertaining to valid species names. Scale Insects. Scale insects are small, cryptic plant parasites.

Most of them make a living by eating phloem sap. Scale insects are the most invasive group of insects, and many species are agricultural pests.