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Coconut (false) scale (348) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Coconut scale, coconut false scale

Scientific Name

Aspidiotus rigidus; previously Aspidiotus destructor rigidus.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Watson GA, Adalla CB, Shepard, Carner GR (2016) Aspidiotus rigidus Reyne (Hemiptera: Diaspididae): a devasting pest of coconuts in the Philippines. Agriculture and Forest Entomology 17:1-8; and from Aspidiotus rigidus Purdue University ( Photo 1-4 Merle Shepard/Gerald Carner, Clemson University, USA. Photos 5-7 Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento, USA.

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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