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Species Ceroplastes rubens - Red Wax 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)
Genus Ceroplastes (Wax Scales)
Species rubens (Red Wax Scale)
Explanation of Names
Author: Maskell
Range
Almost worldwide.
Remarks
First found in Florida in a nursery in 1955.
Between 1995 and 2005, this species was intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 664 times.
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