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Biodiversity and Annotated Checklist of Scale-Insects, and Mealybugs  (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh ( North-west
Himalaya), India
Ramesh Chander Bhagat1* and Aijaz Ahmad Qureshi2
1P.O.BOX No.1250. G.P.O., Residency Road, Srinagar, Kashmir-190001, (J& K), India
2Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipur, Pulwama, Kashmir-192122
(J & K), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Himalayan regions, a total of 26 species of scale insects/ mealy bugs, distributed over 21 genera, under 5 families, viz. Coccidae, Diaspididae, Kerridae, Margarodidae and Pseudococcidae, has so far been recorded. These insect pests damage more than 44 species, under 33 genera of host plant species, including agricultural crop and economically important plants like fruit and forest/timber trees, medicinal, aromatic and ornamental plants. The dominant family of the superfamily Coccoidea is Diaspididae, having 14 species, followed by Coccidae (7 spp.), Pseudococcidae (3 spp.) and the rest of the families viz., Kerridae and Margarodidae), possess one species each. An up-to-date systematic checklist of scale insects/ mealy bugs has been provided. Besides, necessary information on their diversity and distribution has been given.

Keywords: Scale-insects,Mealy bugs,Checklist, Biodiversity,J & K State(India).
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Ramesh Chander Bhagat and Aijaz Ahmad Qureshi. 2016. Biodiversity and Annotated Checklist of Scale-Insects, and Mealybugs  (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh ( North-west Himalaya), India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(3): 56-62
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.403.007