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Recent adventive soft scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) and mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) in India

Division of Germplasm Collection and Characterization, ICAR—National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Post Bag No. 2491, H.A. Farm post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560 024, Karnataka, India.
Division of Germplasm Collection and Characterization, ICAR—National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Post Bag No. 2491, H.A. Farm post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560 024, Karnataka, India.
Division of Entomology, ICAR—Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi 110012, India.
Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, KAU PO, Thrissur, Kerala 680656, India.
Division of Genomic Resources, National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Post Bag No. 2491, H.A. Farm post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560 024, Karnataka, India.
Division of Germplasm Collection and Characterization, ICAR—National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Post Bag No. 2491, H.A. Farm post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560 024, Karnataka, India.
12Department of Entomology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa (Samastipur), Bihar 848125, India.
Department of Agricultural Entomology, Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga 577204, Karnataka, India.
Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, KAU PO, Thrissur, Kerala 680656, India.
Hemiptera Identification keys introduced pests new distribution records new host records redescription Sternorrhyncha


Four species of soft scale insect [Hemiptera: Coccidae: Fistulococcus pokfulamensis Hodgson & Martin, Kilifia deltoides De Lotto, Maacoccus piperis (Green) and Paralecanium machili Takahashi] and two species of mealybug [Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae: Antonina thaiensis Takahashi and Formicococcus simplicior (Green)] are recorded in India for the first time. Each of the six species is comprehensively diagnosed based on Indian material, and compared with earlier descriptions. Keys to the Indian species in their respective genera are provided to facilitate identification. Ecological information on host plants, associated ants and natural enemies is also given.



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