Hemiberlesia rapax

Greedy Scale
Binomial:Hemiberlesia rapax
Order: Hemiptera

Greedy Scale is a scale insect with a wide range of hosts. Its origin is uncertain, but it has become an invasive species in many parts of the world.

Description Edit

Small, grayish-white armored scales, generally found in large colonies.

Symptoms and Signs Edit

Severe infestations cause wilting, distortion, and the death of the host plant.

Ecology Edit

Females do not produce wings, crawlers are spread mechanically or by wind.

Host plants Edit

Greedy scale feeds on hundreds of species, including (but not limited to) species in the following genera:


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