Photo 5. The ladybird beetle, Rodolia cardinalis, feeding on a colony of the citrus (cottony) cushion scale, Icerya purchasi.
Citrus fluted scale, cottony cushion scale,
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and CABI (2016) Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale) Crop Protection Compendium. (www.cabi.org/cpc); and Icerya purchasi Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icerya_purchasi); and from Icerya purchasi Maskell Entomology & Nematology. UF/IFAS, University of Florida. (http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/fruit/cottony_cushion_scale.htm). Photo 1&5 Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org. Photo 2 Lesley Ingram, Bugwood.org. Photo 3 Lorraine Graney, Bartlett Tree Experts, Bugwood.org. Photo 4 Sonya Broughton, Department of Agriculture & Food Western Australia, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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