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Spotting

Description:

Soft white Cotten like substance growing only on cacti

Habitat:

South east florida

1 Species ID Suggestions

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago
Cochineal
Dactylopius coccus Cochineal


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4 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

You might have noticed a strong red color if you rubbed on this scale...it was used for dye by the Aztec & Maya people.

Welcome to Project Noah from another Floridian.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

They are messy. A good way to get rid of them is to repeatedly squirt them off the cactus with water.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

What a mess they make

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

That's a scale insect called Cochineal. Here's another spotting if it:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/728...

P3
Spotted by
P3

Lake Worth, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 8, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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