n African Entomology - An assessment of the Seychelles scale Icerya seychellarum (Westwood) as a potential insect of economic importance in South Africa - short communications

Volume 27 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Our attention was drawn to the scale insect Icerya seychellarum (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), when a severe infestation was observed on a dwarf Nandina domestica (Berberidaceae) shrub in a garden in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This discovery represents a new host and locality record for the species.

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