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Two species of whitefly and six species of scale insect (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae and Coccoidea), new for Antigua, Lesser Antilles.

Malumphy, C.

Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 2018 Vol 154 No. 1 pp. 53-59;


Two species of whitefly and six species of scale insect are recorded for the first time from the island of Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean: Aleyrodidae - Dialeurodes schefflerae Hodges & Dooley and Minutaleyrodes minuta (Singh); Coccidae - Milviscutulus mangiferae (Green); Conchaspididae - Conchaspis angraeci Cockerell; Diaspididae - Duplachionaspis divergens (Green), Mycetaspis personata (Comstock), Parlatoria proteus (Curtis); and Pseudococcidae - Ferrisia dasylirii (Cockerell). The geographical distribution, host range and economic importance of each of the whiteflies and scale insects are summarised. Three of these species, D. schefflerae, M. minuta and D. divergens are native to Asia and have been spreading in the Caribbean in recent years, most probably with plant trade.