Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Ceroplastes
Family: Coccidae (Insecta/Hemiptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
sp. 97
NOTES

A common scale insect which is 'farmed' and protected by ants for the sweet honeydew it produces. The flat, oval nymphs are surrounded by a fringe of wax scales. Black sooty mould develops around infestations. Adults look like a blob of melted wax.


AUTHORITY
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: White insects
Colour: White
Common Name
Scale insect
Wax scale
Bug
Habitat
NOTES: Found on plants in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Common on plants in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year



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