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Soft wax scale

Ceroplastes destructor

Soft wax scale (Ceroplastes destructor) is an insect pest. It is a native of Africa but now also occurs in Australasia and Oceania.

Ceroplastes destructor is commonly known as the white or soft wax scale and is a serious pest of citrus and more than 150 other plants hosts. It is not known to occur in the US but international commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.

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