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First Description of the Adult Male of the Gall-Like Scale Insect Allokermes galliformis (Riley) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Kermesidae)

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Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1177, USA
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USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 1221 South Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843, USA
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Insects 2019, 10(8), 250; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10080250
Received: 20 June 2019 / Revised: 10 August 2019 / Accepted: 12 August 2019 / Published: 14 August 2019
The adult male of Allokermes galliformis (Riley, 1881) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Kermesidae) is described for the first time in Colorado, United States of America. This scale insect species recently emerged as a significant pest of red oaks in Colorado through its causative role in drippy blight disease. A description and illustration of the adult male characterize its key external morphological characteristics. View Full-Text
Keywords: kermes scale insect; pin oak kermes; Quercus sp.; drippy blight disease; scanning electron microscopy kermes scale insect; pin oak kermes; Quercus sp.; drippy blight disease; scanning electron microscopy
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Krutil, K.D.; Hall, A.L.; Cranshaw, W.S.; Kondratieff, B.C.; Sitz, R.A. First Description of the Adult Male of the Gall-Like Scale Insect Allokermes galliformis (Riley) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Kermesidae). Insects 2019, 10, 250.

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