First record of the cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi (Hemiptera, Monophlebidae) in Slovakia – short communication

https://doi.org/10.17221/23/2016-PPSCitation:Kollár J., Bakay L., Pástor M. (2016): First record of the cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi (Hemiptera, Monophlebidae) in Slovakia – short communication. Plant Protect. Sci., 52: 217-219.
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Damage by the cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae: Iceryini) was found on Rosmarinus officinalis at the locality Suchohrad in Slovakia. Icerya purchasi is a cosmopolitan plant pest of warmer climates. In Central Europe it is a pest of glasshouses. It is the first observation of the cottony cushion scale (at least short-term) occurrence in the outdoor conditions in Slovakia.
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