Icerya purchasi

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Icerya purchasi

Cottony Cushion Scale
Binomial:Icerya purchasi
Order: Hemiptera

Icerya purchasi, the cottony cushion scale) is a scale insect that feeds on several ornamental species, but is most notoriously known as a pest of Citrus crops.

Description[edit | edit source]

White scales, found on woody growth.

Symptoms and Signs[edit | edit source]

The presence of large numbers can weaken and even kill the host plant.

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Originally from Australia, now present in many other regions.

Host plants[edit | edit source]

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