Updated check list of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) on olive trees in Croatia with special regard on Black araucaria scale – Lindingaspis rossi (Maskell 1891)


Abstract: The check list of scale insects on olive trees in Croatia, which was based on data from faunistic research on Croatian scale insects (2005-2014), and on data from the literature on faunistic investigations, is presented. It comprises 16 scale species from 3 families and 14 genera, namely from families Asterolecanidae: Pollinia pollini (Costa, 1857), Coccidae: Ceroplastes rusci (Linnaeus, 1758), Filippia follicularis (Targioni Tozzetti, 1867), Lichtensia viburni (Signoret, 1873), Pulvinaria floccifera (Westwood, 1870), Saissetia oleae (Olivier, 1791), Diaspididae: Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell, 1879), Diaspidiotus lenticularis (Lindinger, 1912), Epidiaspis leperii (Signoret, 1869), Hemiberlesia rapax (Comstock, 1881), Lepidosaphes flava (Signoret, 1870), Lepidosaphes ulmi (Linnaeus, 1758), Leucaspis riccae (Targioni Tozzetti, 1881), Lindingaspis rossi (Maskell, 1891), Parlatoria oleae (Colvée, 1880) and Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni Tozzetti, 1886). This is the first record of L. rossi in Croatia. It is a polyphagous species, feeding on many ornamental trees and shrubs and some fruit species, citrus and olive in particular. So far this pest has been found in the following countries of the Mediterranean basin: Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Monaco, Italy and France.

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