One of our most exciting developments in 2000 was that Intercept Ltd of Andover, U.K., published "A Systematic catalogue of the Eriococcidae (felt scales) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the world." We intend for this to be the first in a series of hard-copy catalogues resulting from ScaleNet. The publication is available online or the publisher can be reached as follows:
Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and Booksellers
P.O. Box 716, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1YG, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0) 1264 334748
Fax: +44 (0) 1264 334058
In November 2000 we updated all families and the references which now total over 14,000. Specific pages updated include Biographies of Scale Workers, Funding Sources, Background Information, Publications Resulting from the Database, Publications Serving as the Basis of the Database, Glossary, Linksand Sources of Information.
In September 2000 we updated all families and the references which now total over 13,775. Thanks to Karen Veilleux for all her hard work on the reference file! Specific pages updated include the Biographies of Scale Workers, Classification and Database Referees.
In June 2000 we added the Kermesidae and the Lecanodiaspidae to ScaleNet which brought the total of families online to seventeen.
In February 2000 we added the family Kerriidae and updated the other families already online as well as our references. We also added the ability to do a query for a valid subgenus. Though valid subgenera are rare in the Coccoidea, there are several in the Kerriidae. For a more detailed description on this query see the "Find a Valid Name and Catalogue" section of the