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Diaspididae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Espírito Santo, Brazil
- Culik, M.P., Martins, D.S., Ventura, J.A., Wolff, V.S.
- Journal of insect science 2008 v.8
- fauna, insects, Diaspididae, scale insects, geographical distribution, new geographic records, phytophagous insects, host plants, new host records, biogeography, biodiversity, insect surveys, Brazil
- Twenty-seven species of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) are newly recorded from Espíírito Santo, Brazil, and information on the host plants and geographic distribution of the 31 species of Diaspididae that have been identified in the State is provided. New plant host records are reported for 11 of the diaspidid species studied and results are discussed with respect to development of agriculture in this and similar areas with objectives of modernization and diversification.