A catalogue of the soft-scale insects of the world (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Cocidae) with data on geographical distribution, host plants, biology and economic importance. This catalogue lists 162 genera comprising 1090 species and subspecies which have been described since Linnaeus (1758) until the cutoff date of December 1991. Extensive data are presented on taxonomy, nomenclature, synonyms, geographical distribution, host plants, biology, and economic importance of the species. New combinations are established for 40 species. One species, namely Filippia subterranea Gomez-Menor Ortega, is newly synonymized with Lecanopsis formicarum Newstead.
Table of Contents
Synopsis -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Arrangement of Catalogue-- Supragenerlc Group Classification in the Coccidae -- Suprageneric Group Names in the Coccidae -- Opinions of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature Relating to the Family Coccidae -- Nomina Nuda -- Biographical Data on Deceased Cocddologlsts -- Catalogue -- References -- Index to Genera -- Index to Species.
YAIR BEN-DOV is a Senior Research Entomologist at the Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel. His research duties at Bet Dagan involve studies on systematics, biology, ecology, and control of scale insects and thrips. His main interests include taxonomy, systematics, and nomenclature of the Coccoidea, with special emphasis on the Mediterranean fauna. Prior to assuming (in 1977) his present position, he worked, from 1972 to 1977, on scale insects at the National Collection of Insects, Pretoria, South Africa, and served as curator of Coccoidea. Yair was bom in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is married and has a son and three daughters. He has a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Entomology from the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.