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Published: 2019-12-10
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Two new scale insect species (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Acanthococcidae and Pseudococcidae) and a new country record from protected areas in Iran 

Insect Taxonomy Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP), Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, P.O. Box 19395-1454, Iran.
Phenacoccus Rhizococcus protected areas identification keys Iran Hemiptera


A new mealybug species, Phenacoccus poae sp. n. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae) and a new felt scale species, Rhizococcus asperulae sp. n. (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Acanthococcidae) are described and illustrated based on adult females; both were collected from Iran, Markazi province, Arak, Haftad-Gholleh Protected Area. A new country record of Rhizococcus istresianus Goux, 1989 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Acanthococcidae) from Kermanshah province, Eslamabad -e Gharb, Ghallajeh Protected Area, is illustrated and some of its morphological variations are discussed. Identification keys to the Iranian species of Phenacoccus and Rhizococcus are provided.


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