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Cottony Cushion Scale

Icerya purchasi


Also known as Australian Mealybug and Fluted scale. This is a picture of a young female. They seldom move although they have full functional legs. For the matured females, there is the white waxy secretions attached. The white material will be used as egg-sac. See here for the mature female:


Males are rare for this species. Females can self-fertilize in reproduction.

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tomato.glasgow 10 years ago

Wow cool info

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Apr 20, 2013

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