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Black scale

Parasaissetia nigra

Description:

This black scale is the female insect and is clinging on to a leaf and protecting her young underneath her as revealed in Pic 1 and 3 They are parthenogenic and there are no males.

Habitat:

Attrached singly to Goodenia sp. leaves. They were scarce and no young instars were noticed

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MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 5, 2012

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