Notes on oak-infesting species of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in Korea.

  • Soo-Jung Suh
  • Ah-Ram Son
Keywords: pit scale species, kermesid species, identification, biodiversity data


Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) were collected on oak trees (Quercus spp.; Fagaceae) in Korea and identified as Asterodiaspis luteola (Russell) (Asterolecaniidae) and Nidularia japonica (Kuwana) (Kermesidae), which are newly documented in the Korean fauna of scale insects. Characteristics of these species are briefly given and illustrative photographs and information on their distribution and hosts are provided.