oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The economic status of Coccus hesperidum L. and its parasites in Palestine



Of the various host plants enumerated above, the most important from an economic point of view is the Citrus. Nevertheless Coccus hesperidum is not considered to be an important pest of these species. The citrus trees may be infested in a number of ways, such as: 1) Single females may be observed on the leaves or on young twigs in a dispersed manner. As a rule, such an infestation is very slight and harmless and evenly distributed in the grove or a section thereof. It is so inconspicuous that it does not attract the attention of the citrus grower.


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