Full name: Systematic Database of the Scale Insects of the World
Short name: ScaleNet
Version: Dec 2004
Release date: 2004-12-05
Authors/editors: Ben-Dov Y. & Miller D.R.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Hemiptera - Coccoidea
English name of the group: Scale insects
Number of species: 7,090
Number of infraspecific taxa: 31
Number of synonyms: 13,216
Number of common names: 1,738
Total number of names: 22,075
Abstract: 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.
Organization: Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel; USDA, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Beltsville, USA
Website: http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/scalenet/scalenet.htm