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scale insect

n.
Any of various small plant-feeding insects of the superfamily Coccoidea that secrete a waxy substance covering the body and are often agricultural pests. Also called coccid.

scale insect

n
(Animals) any small homopterous insect of the family Coccidae and related families, which typically live and feed on plants and secrete a protective scale around themselves. Many species, such as the San Jose scale, are important pests

scale′ in`sect


n.
any of numerous small plant-sucking insects of the superfamily Coccoidea, the females of which are often covered by a waxy secretion resembling scales.

scale insect

Any of various small insects related to the aphids. The young suck juices from plants, and the adult females live under waxy, scale-like shells that they secrete on plant tissue. Scale insects can be very destructive to plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scale insect - small homopterous insect that usually lives and feeds on plants and secretes a protective waxy coveringscale insect - small homopterous insect that usually lives and feeds on plants and secretes a protective waxy covering
coccid insect - scale insects and mealybugs
soft scale - an insect active in all stages
wax insect - any of various insects that secrete a waxy substance
armored scale - insect having a firm covering of wax especially in the female
cochineal insect, Dactylopius coccus, cochineal - Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye
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Provincial Coconut Development Manager Brendan Trasmonte said PCA is undertaking heightened vigilance in coconut farm areas of the two provinces in the wake of alarming reports of coconut scale insect (CSI) or cocolisap that infested Basilan province.
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Lecanodiaspis dendrobii (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Lecanodiaspididae) is a polyphagous scale insect that feeds on many plant species distributed in six botanic families: Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Moraceae, Orchidaceae, Rutaceae and Verbenaceae (Garcia et al.
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Results of the scientific rapid ground assessment conducted in November and December of 2014 showed that the coconut scale insect infestation, after six months and the treatments used, are now down to manageable levels," Pangilinan said in a Malacanang press briefing.
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This looks like hydrangea scale insect, a sap sucker which weakens the plant, and it's not a problem that will go away on its own.