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

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