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Review of Japanese Pine Bast Scale, Matsucoccus matsumurae (Kuwana) (Coccomorpha: Matsucoccidae), Occurring on Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii Parl.) and Japanese Red Pine (P. densiflora Siebold & Zucc.) from Korea

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Insect Biosystematics Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
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Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
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Forest Biomaterials Research Center, National Institute of Forest Science, Jinju 52817, Korea
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Forests 2019, 10(8), 639; https://doi.org/10.3390/f10080639
Received: 11 June 2019 / Revised: 16 July 2019 / Accepted: 16 July 2019 / Published: 29 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impacts, Monitoring and Management of Forest Pests and Diseases)
Matsucoccus matsumurae (Kuwana, 1905), commonly known as Japanese pine bast scale, is a destructive pest on pine trees in North America, East Asia, and Northern Europe. The spread of damage to black pine trees, Pinus thunbergii Parl., due to M. matsumurae has been reported throughout Southern and some Eastern and Western coastal regions in Korea, under the name M. thunbergianae, which was described by Miller and Park (1987). Recently, M. thunbergianae was synonymized with M. matsumurae by Booth and Gullan (2006), based on molecular sequences and morphological data. However, M. thunbergianae is still considered a valid species in Korea. Since supporting data for the synonyms are unavailable in any DNA database (e.g., GenBank and BOLD), we performed morphological and molecular comparisons to review the results of Booth and Gullan (2006) using samples of M. matsumurae collected from Japan and topotype materials of M. thunbergianae from Korea. Our study supports the opinion of Booth and Gullan (2006), as the morphological features of the adult female and male of M. thunbergianae are identical to those of M. matsumurae, and DNA sequences (18S and 28S) of M. thunbergianae show identical or very low genetic distances with those of M. matsumurae. Additionally, regional sampling of Korea produced the first documented occurrence of M. matsumurae in Jeju. View Full-Text
Keywords: Matsucoccus thunbergianae; black pine bast scale; taxonomy; synonym Matsucoccus thunbergianae; black pine bast scale; taxonomy; synonym
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Choi, J.; Cha, D.; Kim, D.-S.; Lee, S. Review of Japanese Pine Bast Scale, Matsucoccus matsumurae (Kuwana) (Coccomorpha: Matsucoccidae), Occurring on Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii Parl.) and Japanese Red Pine (P. densiflora Siebold & Zucc.) from Korea. Forests 2019, 10, 639.

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