soft scale

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Noun1.soft scale - an insect active in all stages
scale insect - small homopterous insect that usually lives and feeds on plants and secretes a protective waxy covering
Coccidae, family Coccidae - scale insects
brown soft scale, Coccus hesperidum - pest on citrus trees
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The soft scales of the white bark rubbed off the phosphorus, and the light went out.
However, up until recently they have been the most abundant parasitoids of brown soft scale, C.
incarnatum-equiseti complex were also reported from a brown soft scale (Fan et al., 2014).
Scale insects are divided into two families -- soft scale (Coccidae) and hard scale (Diaspididae).
Camargo and Pedro (2002b) also provided a review of the stingless bees Schwarzula timida (Silvestri, 1902) at Coxipo, MT, Brazil and Plebeia emerina (Friese, 1900) (at Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil) associated with unidentified soft scale insect (Coccidae).
While all leafroll viruses are spread through infected budwood cuttings and graft unions, mealybugs and soft scale insects have been identified as vectors that can spread leafroll viruses to clean vines.
Soft Scale, next on the hit list, affects mainly woody plants grown as houseplants or in conservatories.