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item Miller, Gary
item Miller, Douglass
item Carlson, Robert
item LINONES, E.

Submitted to: World Wide Web
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/16/2003
Publication Date: 12/16/2003
Citation: Miller, G.L., Miller, D.R., Carlson, R.W., Linones, E. 2003. The united states national collection of scale insect photographs. World Wide Web.

Interpretive Summary: The Coccoidea or scale insects represent an economically important group of arthropods. They are plant-feeding insects that extract plant fluids through fine tube-like mouthparts. Proper identification is imperative before any research or control program can be initiated. This web site is the first of its kind where an extensive library of photographic images can be easily searched. Images can be searched under various parameters including: family, genus, species, author, location, and host plant. In addition, date of photograph as well as photographer are also included. Since species determination of scales depends on microscope slide-mounted, photographs of the various species are important in field related work. This site is of benefit to scientists, scale workers, nurserymen, plant inspectors, etc. around the world.

Technical Abstract: The United States National Collection of Scale Insect Photographs web page provides queriable access to holdings of the Coccoidea photographic archive. Over 1,400 images can easily be searched and accessed by way of the World Wide Web.