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Cottony Cushion Scale

Icerya purchasi


Not every organism living on the Galapagos islands has a positive impact on its surroundings. This introduced plant pest (pictured with a ladybug) is a good example. Check out this link on the Charles Darwin Foundation's Facebook page for more details:

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KarenL 9 years ago

Actually on closer inspection, not a spider but a small nymph of some kind.

KarenL 9 years ago

Welcome to the community James - it was great to meet you in the CDRC!
What a great 3 for 1 - you also have a tiny spider on your scale insect!

JamesHudson 9 years ago

That is a ladybird (ladybug in American English)

what's that sitting on it?

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Spotted on Nov 29, 2012
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012

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