I. purchasi belongs to the scale insect family Monophlebidae, the giant scales. The genus Icerya has been poorly studied and it is possible that. Icerya purchasi (Hemiptera: Margarodidae) . How to manage pests citrus cottony cushion scale, scientific name: Icerya purchasi. Univ. Calif. IPM Pest. Icerya purchasi Maskell trials with Cryptochetum iceryae and Rodolia iceryae for improved biological control of Icerya purchasi in Israel.

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Monophlebidae on a leaf of Tree nettle, Urtica ferox Urticaceae: In addition, the copious quantities of honeydew produced by the scales coat the leaves, blocking the stomata and impeding gas exchange.

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The legs and antennae are black.

It excretes the excess water and sugar, which is called honeydew. Damage is mostly caused by sap depletion; the shoots dry up, defoliation occurs and branches or whole trees may die. Slide-mounted specimens of I.


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Serious damage to citrus orchards by I. Males are rare and exist in the species to allow the scale to reproduce pucrhasi producing both females and males.

The cottony cushion scale originates purchassi Australia. Icerya purchasi crawii Cockerell, Icerya purchasi maskelli Cockerell, Icerya purchasi citriperda Hempel, They were also redistributed around the country to help control the scale insect. All these stages can walk around the leaves and stems of the plant on which they are born.

Margarodidae on Rosmarinus officinalis Lamiaceaea new host plant record for Greece. Mendel Z; Blumberg D, The older nymphs continue to feed, but migrate to the larger twigs, and finally, as adults, they settle on the larger branches and trunk. The nymphs are mainly found on leaves while the egg laying females are mostly iferya on stems. Salisbury A; Booth RG, Often, they occur in large groups Photo 2.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, pp. Hierodoris atychioides Butler Lepidoptera: Hattingh V; Tate B, This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata purchqsi may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Israel Journal of Entomology, Icerya purchasi Hemiptera of Tuscany.


Cryptochetidae in a dead female Cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchasi Hemiptera: As with all scale insects, the females do not uprchasi wings and look similar to the immature stages. As the ovisac is produced, the rear end of the body is tilted upwards, sometimes almost perpendicular to the plant surface. There are two to four generations per year.

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The egg sac contains about red eggs Gossard Sooty moulds may grow on the honeydew. It has one pair of black antennae and three pairs of black legs. Ambienti naturali e antitropici di Sicilia. The Cottony cushion scale has spread to many countries throughout the world.

Four are wasp and one is a fly.