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

White scales, found on woody growth.

Symptoms and Signs Edit

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

Ecology Edit

Originally from Australia, now present in many other regions.

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