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Family Eriococcidae - Felt Scales

cocoon Gossyparia spuria 5-12-10 01 - Gossyparia spuria  Elm Scale - Gossyparia spuria Cryptococcus fagisuga Elm scale and This is a challenge - Gossyparia spuria - male - female Nymph of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia Female of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - female
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 Eriococcidae (Felt Scales)
~55 spp in our area(1), ca. 650 spp. in ~90 genera worldwide(2)
Similar to pseudococcids, but body of immature stages is bare or only slightly covered with wax.
It seems to be a polyphyletic group.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.