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Coccidology. The study of scale insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea)

Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Agrosavia)

Takumasa Kondo

Entomologist Ph.D. Corporación Colombiana de
Investigación Agropecuaria, C.I. Palmira.

University of California, One Shields avenue, Davis, CA 95616, U.S.A.

Penny J.-Gullan

Entomologist Ph.D.
The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, U.K.

Douglas Williams

Entomologist Ph.D. Department of Entomology.
Insectos Escama Coccidae ADN Historia


A brief introduction to the science of coccidology, and a synopsis of the history, advances and challenges in this field of study are discussed. The changes in coccidology since the publication of the Systema Naturae by Carolus Linnaeus 250 years ago are briefly reviewed. The economic importance, the phylogenetic relationships and the application of DNA barcoding to scale insect identification are also considered in the discussion section. 



Takumasa Kondo, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Agrosavia)

Entomologist Ph.D. Corporación Colombiana de
Investigación Agropecuaria, C.I. Palmira.

Penny J.-Gullan, University of California, One Shields avenue, Davis, CA 95616, U.S.A.

Entomologist Ph.D.

Douglas Williams, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, U.K.

Entomologist Ph.D. Department of Entomology.
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