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Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale)

Wikipedia Abstract

Icerya purchasi (common name: cottony cushion scale) is a scale insect that feeds on more than 50 families of woody plants, most notably on Citrus and Pittosporum. Originally described in 1879 from specimens collected in New Zealand as pests of kangaroo acacia, it is now found worldwide where citrus crops are grown. The cottony cushion scale originates from Australia.
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Infraspecies

Invasive Species

The cottony cushion scale insect Icerya purchasi causes the decline of indigenous plants on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
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Prey / Diet

Acacia baileyana (Bailey acacia)[1]
Acacia dealbata (silver wattle)[1]
Acacia elata (Mountain Cedar Wattle)[1]
Acacia floribunda (White Sallow Wattle)[1]
Acacia ornata <Unverified Name>[2]
Acanthospermum hispidum (Bristly starbur)[1]
Acer negundo (box elder)[1]
Albizia julibrissin (Mimosa)[1]
Albizia neumaniana <Unverified Name>[1]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Amorpha fructicosa <Unverified Name>[1]
Amorpha nana (dwarf indigo)[1]
Artemisia campestris subsp. variabilis[1]
Aster novi <Unverified Name>[1]
Baccharis dracunculifolia[3]
Berberis canadensis (American barberry)[1]
Bursaria spinosa[1]
Buxus sempervirens (common box)[1]
Cajanus cajan (Pigeon Pea Bush)[1]
Cassia fistula (Pudding-pipe Tree)[3]
Casuarina equisetifolia (common ironwood)[1]
Choisya ternata[1]
Cistus salviaefolius <Unverified Name>[1]
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[3]
Citrus grandis (shaddock)[1]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[1]
Clausena villedenovii <Unverified Name>[1]
Coprosma grandifolia[2]
Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry)[1]
Cotoneaster dammeri[1]
Cotoneaster franchetii (Franchet's Cotoneaster)[1]
Cotoneaster horizontalis (Rockspray)[1]
Cytisus scoparius (Broomtops)[1]
Dalbergia sissoo (Indian Rosewood)[1]
Dendrocnide meyeniana[2]
Deutzia magnigica <Unverified Name>[1]
Erigeron bonariensis (asthmaweed)[1]
Euphorbia piscatoria[3]
Fatsia japonica (paperplant)[1]
Ficus carica (piku)[1]
Ficus sycomorus subsp. gnaphalocarpa (False Cluster Fig)[1]
Foeniculum vulgare (sweet fennel)[1]
Forsythia suspensa (weeping forsythia)[1]
Glycine max subsp. soja (Wild Soybean)[1]
Hedera helix (Algerian ivy)[1]
Hedyscepe canterburyana (Big Mountain Palm)[1]
Helianthemum stipulatum[1]
Indigofera suffruticosa (indigobush)[1]
Indigofera tinctoria (true indigo)[1]
Inocarpus fagifer (Tahitian Chestnut)[3]
Jacaranda mimosaefolia <Unverified Name>[1]
Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine)[1]
Lantana camara (lantana)[1]
Laurus nobilis (sweet bay)[1]
Lonicera periclymenum (European honeysuckle)[1]
Mangifera indica (mango)[3]
Melicope ternata[2]
Mimosa pudica (shameplant)[1]
Morus alba (mulberry)[1]
Murraya paniculata (Chinese box)[1]
Myoporum laetum (myoporum)[2]
Myoporum pictum <Unverified Name>[1]
Nandina domestica (sacred bamboo)[1]
Nordenstamia pascoensis[1]
Ocotea foetens[1]
Olearia solandri[2]
Orbea variegata[1]
Parasopubia delphinifolia[1]
Parietaria officinalis (upright pellitory)[1]
Parkinsonia aculeata (Jerusalem-thorn)[1]
Parkinsonia digitata <Unverified Name>[1]
Parthenium bipinnatifidum (Santa Maria feverfew)[3]
Phyllanthus reticulatus[1]
Pinus caribaea (Caribbean pine)[1]
Pittosporum coriaceum[1]
Pittosporum eugenioides (lemonwood)[2]
Pittosporum tenuifolium (tawhiwhi)[2]
Plumbago auriculata (cape leadwort)[1]
Plumbago zeylanica (wild leadwort)[1]
Podocarpus macrophyllus (Buddhist pine)[1]
Poncirus trifoliatus <Unverified Name>[1]
Prosopis farcta (Syrian mesquite)[3]
Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)[1]
Psidium guajava (common guava)[4]
Psoralea pinnata (Dally Pine)[3]
Punica granatum (pomegranate)[1]
Pyrus communis (common pear)[1]
Ribes aureum (golden currant)[4]
Ricinus communis (Castor-Oil Plant)[3]
Robinia pseudoacacia (Post locust)[1]
Rosa centifolia (cabbage rose)[1]
Sarothamnus scoparium <Unverified Name>[1]
Scaevola sericea (beach naupaka)[1]
Senna didymobotrya (African senna)[1]
Senna surattensis (glossy shower)[3]
Smilax aspera (Sarsaparilla)[1]
Sonchus tenerrimus (slender sowthistle)[1]
Sophora chathamica (Coastal kowhai)[2]
Sophora microphylla (Kowhai)[4]
Sophora prostrata (Prostrate Kowhai)[4]
Sorbaria sorbifolia (false spiraea)[1]
Spartium junceum (weaver's broom)[1]
Spiraea prunifolia (Bridalwreath)[1]
Streblus heterophyllus (small-leaved milk tree)[2]
Tecoma smithii <Unverified Name>[1]
Tephrosia candida (white hoarypea)[3]
Tephrosia vogelii (Vogel's tephrosia)[1]
Theobroma cacao (cacao)[1]
Ulex europaeus (common gorse)[3]
Uraria rufescens[1]
Vachellia nilotica (Gum Arabic Tree)[1]
Viburnum rhytidophyllum (leatherleaf arrowwood)[1]
Vinca minor (myrtle)[1]
Vitis vinifera (wine grape)[1]

Predators

Ablerus molestus[1]
Alaptus iceryae[1]
Brethesiella abnormicornis[1]
Brethesiella latifrons[1]
Cardiastethus nazarenus <Unverified Name>[1]
Cheiloneurus pulvinariae[1]
Chilocorus bipustulatus[1]
Chrysopa pallens[1]
Chrysopa sapporensis[1]
Coccophagus lycimnia[1]
Coccophagus scutellaris[1]
Cryptochaetum iceryae <Unverified Name>[1]
Cryptochaetum monophlebi <Unverified Name>[1]
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (mealybug destroyer)[1]
Entedon cocquilleti <Unverified Name>[1]
Homosemion bennetti[1]
Isodromus iceryae[1]
Laetilia coccidivora[1]
Lamennaisia ambigua[1]
Ophelosia crawfordi[1]
Ophelosia hypatia[1]
Parasaphodes townsendi[1]
Pseudomallada ventralis[1]
Pullus gratiosus <Unverified Name>[1]
Rodolia amabilis <Unverified Name>[1]
Rodolia breviuscula <Unverified Name>[1]
Rodolia cardinalis (vedalia)[1]
Rodolia iceryae <Unverified Name>[1]
Rodolia limbata <Unverified Name>[1]
Scymnus fagus <Unverified Name>[1]
Semachrysa matsumurae[1]
Syneura cocciphila[1]
Tetracnemoidea brevicornis[1]
Tolsphorus circumdatus <Unverified Name>[1]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 2New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database 3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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