Pest Photo

Alessandra Rung, Scale Insects, USDA APHIS ITP,

Cottony citrus scale

Pulvinaria polygonata

Cottony citrus scale (Pulvinaria polygonata) is an insect pest of citrus. It is a native of Australia.

The Vedalia Beetle and the Parasitic Fly are common biocontrols.

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