United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

Cottony cushion scale

Icerya purchasi

Cottony cushion scale (Icerya purchasi) is an insect pest. It is a native of New Zealand and was first detected in Guam in 1997.

Icerya purchasi is a scale insect that feeds on several species of woody plants, most notably on Citrus and Pittosporum. It is now found worldwide where citrus crops are grown.

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