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Species Ceroplastes cirripediformis - Barnacle 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 cirripediformis (Barnacle Scale)
Explanation of Names
Author: Comstock
Range
Reported in CA, FL and Hawaii.
Also PA, MD, OH and DC in addition to the Southern part of the US
Habitat
Die.net's definition reports this as a pest on quince and citrus trees in FL.
Remarks
TBA-HNM
It has been intercepted at U. S. ports-of-entry 12 times between 1995 and 2005.
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