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Cottony cushion scale - Icerya purchasi - male - female

Cottony cushion scale - Icerya purchasi - Male Female
Alameda County, California, USA
October 7, 2009
On Meyer lemon. First data point for October.

what indicates the presence of a male here?
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Hermaphroditism
That's what. I asked one of the old hands about it in a forum before checking the "male" box.

 
wow -- thanks! i had no clue...
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