Soft wax scale

Ceroplastes destructor

Soft wax scale (Ceroplastes destructor) is an insect pest. It is a native of Africa but now also occurs in Australasia and Oceania.

Ceroplastes destructor is commonly known as the white or soft wax scale and is a serious pest of citrus and more than 150 other plants hosts. It is not known to occur in the US but international commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.

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