Pest Photo

Giuseppina Pellizzari, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept.Entomology,

Japanese wax scale

Ceroplastes japonicus

Japanese wax scale (Ceroplastes japonicus) is an insect pest of citrus. It is a native of Asia and Europe.

This pest poses a large risk to U.S. plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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