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Insecta Mundi 0385: 1–6


Published in 2014 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA

Copyright held by Vera Regina dos Santos Wolff. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial License.


This paper updates the knowledge about the occurrence of armored scale insects on the olive tree, Olea europaea Linnaeus (Oleaceae), in Brazil. Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell), Hemiberlesia cyanophylli (Signoret), Hemiberlesia lataniae (Signoret) and Pinnaspis strachani (Cooley) are newly recorded on olive trees in Brazil. Melanaspis obscura (Comstock) is reported for the first time on O. europaea in the world and a new synonym is proposed: Melanaspis jaboticabae (Hempel) = Melanaspis obscura (Comstock).