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Soldadinho or Cigarrinha

Membracis foliata


This is one cigarrinha. The initial phase of it is a white moss, when it makes the position ", In the reached fruit he is possible to see two phases of the insect. The adult insect is black and white, and if costuma to call it "soldadinho". He is it responsible it for the position of eggs. But what cause I ruin it is the insect youngest, that has different format and color. "These white little insects are the teething rings, that attack little flowers and the new branches. They absorb the seiva and provoke the fall of frutinho. When the insect attacks in the fruit, it leaves spots, in function to have sucked that part ".

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Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil

Spotted on Jul 14, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

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