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Family Coccidae - Soft Scale Insects

Soft Scale - Coccus hesperidum - female Pupal cases? Pyriform scale - Protopulvinaria pyriformis - female Mango shield scale, Milviscutulus mangiferae - Milviscutulus mangiferae - female Scale on bay leaf - Saissetia - female Cottony Scale on poplar - Pulvinaria soft scale insect Arrowwood scale
Classification
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 Coccidae (Soft Scale Insects)
Other Common Names
Soft Scales, Wax Scales, and Tortoise Scales
Numbers
>1,100 spp. in 171 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
Flattened elongate oval with a hard smooth exoskeleton, or covered with wax. Legs can be present or absent. Antennae can be much reduced or absent. Males can be winged or wingless.
Remarks
A number of damaging species.
Works Cited
1.ScaleNet