Ecological and taxonomic studies on the scale insects that infest mango trees at Qaliobiya governorate

Document Type : Original Article


1 Entomology Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

2 Plant protection Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Dokki, Egypt


This study aimed to determine the recent status of the scale insects that infest the mango trees at Qaliobiya governorate during visiting four mango orchards (El-Khanka, Shebeen El-Qanater, Benha &El-Qanater El-Khayria, through twice visits monthly to each district for two successive years. This study was carried out to present an identification guide with key, diagnosis, important synonymes, figures & illustrations to   the fourteen collected mango scale pests which included in the four families, Coccidae, Pseudococcidae, Margarodidae and Diaspididae; in additions to give an attention to the most serious species, with notes on the agricultural precautions which could decrease the infestation. Mango leaf morphology and anatomy is used to explain the reasons for the mango variety recommendation.