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Cochonilha Australiana

Icerya purchasi

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Claudio Marques
Claudio Marques 7 years ago

When I saw this, I had not the slightest idea what it was. Thank you John.

rewindtheyes
rewindtheyes 7 years ago

Very cool @johnlasalle. I've never seen something like this before

John La Salle
John La Salle 7 years ago

Looks like cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchasi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icerya_purc...
If it isn't this, it is pretty closely related.

Cottony Cushion Scale almost destroyed the citrus industry in California back in the late 1800's, and its control by a beetle and a fly from Australia was one of the most famous of all biological control cases and the beginning of modern biological control.

Claudio Marques
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Claudio Marques

Portugal

Spotted on Mar 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012

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