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Species Fiorinia externa - Elongate Hemlock Scale

Elongate Hemlock Scale - Fiorinia externa elongate hemlock scale - Fiorinia externa - male - female
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 Diaspididae (Armored Scale Insects)
Genus Fiorinia
Species externa (Elongate Hemlock Scale)
Explanation of Names
Author: Ferris 1942
Range
Believed to have been introduced into the US from Japan, this species was first found in NY in 1908 and is now found from Virginia to Massachusetts, west to Ohio.
Food
Hemlocks (Tsuga) and other conifers.
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