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Common Name

Coffee green scale

Scientific Name

Coccus celatus. Note there is another species of scale present on coffee, known as soft green scale (Coccus viride). In Papua New Guinea, both occur on the same coffee trees, but separation of the species requires expert examination of slide-mounted specimens. Coccus celatus is the more important.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2015) Coccus celatus (coffee green scale) Crop Protection Compendium. (

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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