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Species Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli - False Oleander Scale

False Oleander Scale - Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli False Oleander Scale - Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Coccoidea (Scales and Mealybugs)
Family Diaspididae (Armored Scale Insects)
Genus Pseudaulacaspis
Species cockerelli (False Oleander Scale)
Other Common Names
Cockerell scale
Magnolia White Scale
California, Florida, Georgia and Alabama and probably in all the Gulf states.
A wide range of hosts including Magnolia, Hedera, Taxus, Cornus, etc.
First reported in California in 1942. Probably introduced with a shipment of palms from China.