A number of people contributed their knowledge and talents to the
development of the second edition of Scale Insects. Here we list each
author along with their contribution to the site.
Douglass Miller is a retired scale insect systematist in the USDA ARS
Systematic Entomology Laboratory and the Florida State Collection of Arthropods,
Department of Plant Industry. He was responsible for the character
information used in the key, and most of the content in the fact sheets and the glossary.
Alessandra Rung is an insect biosystematist at the California Department of Food
and Agriculture and had primary responsibility for the development and implementation
of this tool. She took most of the slide-prepared scale images, helped develop the
structure of the keys, and was the principal investigator on the project. Please contact Alessandra
(email email@example.com) with any comments or questions about the content of the site.
Grishma Parikh is a Scientific Aide at California Department of Food and Agriculture,
for California Agricultural Support Services Authority. Grishma was an organizational
specialist in this project and also contributed with content, images, structure of the
keys and with obtaining image credits.
Amanda J. Redford is the Tool Developer with the USDA APHIS Identification Technology Program.
Amanda offered input on the tool's progress, coordinated the design and development of the new website,
and provided project management support. Please contact Amanda (email firstname.lastname@example.org) with any comments
or questions about the accessibility or functionality of the site.
Gregory A. Evans is a National Identification Specialist with USDA APHIS PPQ.
He provided most of the recent scale insect identifications at U.S. ports of entry and
assisted with providing information on recent interceptions.
Raymond J. (Ray) Gill is a retired insect biosystematist at the California
Department of Food and Agriculture. He provided most of the line drawings and habitus
images, in addition to information and advice.