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Cottony cushion Scale

Icerya purchasi

Description:

Introduced from Australia to New Zealand Icerya purchasi is a scale insect that feeds on several species of woody plants shown here on a Rosemarnus Officianalis (Rosemary) with egg sac.

Notes:

The egg sac can contain between 500-800 eggs.

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JillBlack
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JillBlack

Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

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