Planococcus ficus (Signoret)

Moghaddam, Masumeh, 2013, An annotated checklist of the scale insects of Iran (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha, Coccoidea) with new records and distribution data, ZooKeys 334, pp. 1-92: 61

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Planococcus ficus (Signoret)


Planococcus ficus (Signoret)  

Dactylopius ficus   Signoret, 1875: 315. Pseudococcus vitis   Fernald, 1903.

Iran localities.

Elborz, Fars, Ghom, Khorasan -e Razavi, Markazi, Tehran.

Host plants.

Cucurbitaceae   : Citrullus vulgaris   ; Lythraceae   : Punica granatum   ; Moraceae   : Ficus carica   ; Vitaceae   : Vitis persica   .


Asadeh and Mosaddegh (1991), Ben-Dov (1994), Ben-Dov et al. (2013), Cox (1989), Kaussari (1946), Kozár et al. (1996), Moghaddam (2006, 2009, 2013) and Williams and Moghaddam (2000).


This is the first record of Planococcus ficus   from the plant family Cucurbitaceae   .