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Barnacle Scale (Ceroplastes cirripediformis)

Order: Homoptera (ho-MOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Coccidae
Genus: Ceroplastes
Species: cirripediformis


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama
Chino Valley, Arizona
Yuma, Arizona
Van Nuys, California
Deltona, Florida
Gainesville, Georgia
Newton, New Jersey
Summerville, South Carolina

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Member Notes:

Neutral platulip On Dec 26, 2007, platulip from Chino Valley, AZ wrote:

I have discovered the barnicle scale in my greenhouse.
It is on the trunk of an avacodo tree and on the stem of a tomato plant. I'll be keeping an eye on them to see if they harm the plant .

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