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Family Monophlebidae - Giant Scale Insects

Cottony Cushion Scale? - Icerya purchasi Icerya purchasi Cottony Cushion Scale - Icerya purchasi scale insect? - Icerya purchasi waxy bug 1 Coccoidea - Icerya purchasi - female Cotton Ball Bug - Crypticerya townsendi Icerya purchasi
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 Monophlebidae (Giant Scale Insects)
Other Common Names
Giant Coccids
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as a subfamily of Margarodidae
8 spp. in 3 genera our area, ~240 spp. in ~40 genera worldwide(1)
Females are large and rounded and have segmented bodies. Legs may be well developed or reduced.
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