Models biological diversity of scale insects through 300 years of published research. ScaleNet is a manually-curated, web-accessible database that manages information about the systematics, ecological associations (host plants, natural enemies and mutualists), geographic distributions, life histories, economic importance and morphology of each scale insect species. This resource is used heavily by insect identifiers as a diagnostic tool.
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA; Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD, USA; Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Centre, Beit-Dagan, Israel; Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL, USA
ScaleNet funding source(s)
Supported by a Specific Cooperative Agreement at Auburn University and at the United States Department of Agriculture, Systematic Entomology Lab.