oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A Coccid pest of turf

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Large scale cultivation of turf grasses in South Africa is a comparatively new venture which is beset� with many problems. The study of its entomological problems shows that many insects, previously considered harmless, have now assumed new roles in that they have become serious pests. A recent example of this concerns a Coccid, which has been reported from golf courses in Natal, and at present seems to be confined to a narrow coastal strip between Mount Edgecombe and Umkomaas.

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