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Photo#258412
soft scale insect - Parthenolecanium quercifex - female

soft scale insect - Parthenolecanium quercifex - Female
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
March 14, 2009
Size: ~6-7mm
This scale insect was found on a spindly shrub alongside a trail.

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soft scale insect - Parthenolecanium quercifex - female soft scale insect - Parthenolecanium quercifex - female

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Parthenolecanium quercifex
Parthenolecanium quercifex

I believe...
it's a soft scale insect, but I've never seen one with a "hump" quite like that.

 
soft scale insect
Thanks for the ID. There was another photo that looked similar to this one posted last year in the guide. Based on information from this article, Scale Insects, I think the insect shown here is female.

Fascinating, and nice shot
I hope you get an ID.

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