oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On a few old and new soft scales and mealybugs (Homoptera: Coccoidea)

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



This paper presents records and descriptionptions of a few mealybugs and soft scales from cultivated plants, recently submitted for study from various countries from Africa south of the Sahara and from North America. As our knowledge of the soft scales (Coccidae) improves, it becomes more and more evident that the identification and classification of species will to a large extent be based on the glandular structures of the derm, of which there seem to be numerous types.

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