The references of ScaleNet continue to grow and now total over 12,900. This is through the efforts of Karen Veilleux who continues to work diligently on the references file.
The current push is to enter all of the information on the Diaspididae which is slightly less than half of the total species in the Coccoidea. This process is well underway in Israel and the US and it is hoped that the major part of the task will be near completion at the end of 2000.
We apologize for removing the host plant linkage in the "Scales in a Region/Country/Subunit" query. Unfortunately, the data are not entered so that this kind of query will provide accurate information. It still is possible to obtain all of the scales that occur on a particular host by using the "Scales on a Host" query and to obtain all the scales from a particular location by using the "Scales in a Region/Country/Subunit" query. Thus, these queries in combination will provide information on the scales that occur on a host from a designated locality.