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Species Ceroplastes sinensis - Chinese Wax Scale

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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 sinensis (Chinese Wax Scale)
Identification
Body elliptical; convex in lateral view; reddish brown; with a thick wax covering.
Resembles C. cirripediformis Comstock but can be distinguished by having dorsal setae with acute or rounded apices.
Life Cycle
eggs laid in chamber under body of adult
Remarks
Non native. Introduced from Asia
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