Special Publication #03
Scale insects are among the major pest in orchards and nurseries, on trees in parks and forest, and on home garden ornamentals and house plants. Economic losses from scale insects in the United States reach an estimated 500 million dollars annually.
Both adult sexes and immature stages are described for all of the 254 species of this group occurring from Virginia to Newfoundland and west to the Mississippi River, with information on general biology, host plants and parasite/predator species. Four separate indices provide quick access to both the insects and their host plants. Introductory chapters discuss collection and preparation of material for study, and suggestions for control of economically important species.
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