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Title: Pittosporum pit scale, Planchonia Arabidis (Hemiptera: Asterolecaniidae) and its leaf galls induced on Pittosporum Tobira in Southern Italy
Authors: Vovlas, Alessio
Malumphy, Chris
Mifsud, David
Keywords: Pittosporum -- Southern Italy
Insects -- Southern Italy
Ericales -- Southern Italy
Plants -- Southern Italy
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Malta Chamber of Scientists
Citation: Xjenza. 2013, Vol.1(1), p. 11-15
Abstract: The morphology of the adult female pittosporum pit scale, Planchonia arabidis, a commonly encountered sap-feeding insect in Europe, is described and illustrated, based on material collected from southern Italy on Pittosporum tobira. Histopathological observations are made for the first time on the aforementioned host-plant on which typical pit galls are induced by P. arabidis. Distribution and host-plant data is also provided for this species at a global level.
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Xjenza, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1
Xjenza, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1

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