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The soft scale insects (Coccidae) were identified using the taxonomic keys of Gill et al.
The soft scale insects of Florida (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Goccidae).
caridei (Brethes) are soft scale parasitoids, but males develop in the mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso) as hyperparasitoids of the encyrtid Anagyrus pseudococci (Girault) (Flanders et al.
Taxonomic revision of the myrmecophilous, meliponiphilous and rhizophilous soft scale genus Cryptostigma Ferris (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae).
In 2007 the testing of mealybugs for viruses was inconclusive, but the virus was found in some soft scale insects.
Standard features include Soft Scale II programming, which compensates for the thermal growth of vital machine components by monitoring temperature variations.
Transfer of the myrmecophilous soft scale insect Neolecanium amazonensis Foldi to Foldilecanium gen.
8 Soft scale (Coccus hesperidum): This attacks mainly woody plants grown in houses or conservatories, such as Ficus benjamina, bay tree, ivy and Citrus plants.
The 2 scale species known to inflict heaviest damage to cultivated orchids are the brown soft scale (Coccus hesperidium L.
rubens, but the soft scale has hitherto not been collected on Citrus despite the proximity of the greenhouse to the potted plants (personal observation).
Status and current composition of the soft scale insect genus Toumeyella (Hemiptera: Coccidae), pp.
Currently, there is no published information on the biology and life history of this soft scale species.
Soft scale insects can be serious pests, especially when they are invasive species.
All Aphelinidae are parasitoids, the most common hosts being hemipterans in the suborder Stenorrhyncha; many species of Aphelinidae have great economic importance in biological control of insect pests, including whiteflies (Aleyrodidae), armored scales (Diaspididae), soft scales (Coccidae) and aphids (Aphididae) (Woolley 1997).
It appeared in Florida in the early 1990s where it feeds on soft scales, mealybugs, psyllids, whitefly larvae, and the eggs of Coleoptera and Lepidoptera (Michaud 2002).