Database details

Full name:

Systematic Database of the Scale Insects of the World

Short name:



Dec 2004

Release date:

December 5th, 2004


Y Ben-Dov & DR Miller

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Hemiptera - Coccoidea

Number of species names:

7,077 accepted names; 13,031 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

110 accepted names; 695 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



The ScaleNet site provides comprehensive information on the scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the world, including queriable information on their classification, nomenclatural history, geographical distribution, host plants, natural enemies, economic importance and literature. Currently information can be retrieved for 27 families, and data of about 21,000 references dating from 1758 to the present. Ultimately, information will be provided for all 28 families of scale insects, comprising more than 7,500 species.


Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel; USDA, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Beltsville, USA

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