The occurrence in southern Europe is recorded of the black scales Saissetia miranda (Cockerell & Parrott), S. oleae (Olivier) and S. privigna De Lotto. A preliminary account is given of the areas of origin and world distribution of oleae.
During laboratory rearing of Agrolis segetum at a constant temperature of 30ï¿½C, a gynandromorph moth emerged from a male pupa that had been sexed using the morphological features on the terminal abdominal segments. The moth (fig. I) exhibited dimorphism in the antennae, compound eyes, and wings; the left side being female and the right side male. The abdomen did not show any dimorphism and both the external and internal genitalia were typically those of a male. The head and thorax were the only two regions where dimorphism was manifested in a lateral plane.