Exotic Pest Reporting
United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Cottony cushion scale
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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