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False coconut scale

Aspidiotus rigidus

False coconut scale (Aspidiotus rigidus) is an insect pest of coconut.

Attacks by this pest will cause spots of chlorosis on leaves. The growth of infested trees is stunted and coconut production decreases. Under heavy infestations leaves will wilt and the tree will eventually die.

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