Parlatoria proteus (Curtis, 1843)

Mifsud, David, Mazzeo, Gaetana, Russo, Agatino & Watson, Gillian W., 2014, The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Maltese Archipelago, Zootaxa 3866 (4), pp. 499-525: 517

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Parlatoria proteus (Curtis, 1843)


Parlatoria proteus (Curtis, 1843)  

Malta was included in the distribution of this species in the ScaleNet catalogue ( Ben-Dov et al., 2014) on the authority of Borg (1922), but he gave no precise indication of its occurrence in Malta (see Material and methods section). Parlatoria proteus   was not listed by later workers studying the scale insect fauna of Malta (not even by John Borg himself), and the species has not been collected during this study, so it is here excluded from the Maltese fauna.