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Coccus longulus (long brown scale)


Wikipedia Abstract

Lac is the scarlet resinous secretion of a number of species of lac insects, of which the most commonly cultivated species is Kerria lacca. Cultivation begins when a farmer gets a stick (broodlac) that contains eggs ready to hatch and ties it to the tree to be infested. Thousands of lac insects colonize the branches of the host trees and secrete the resinous pigment. The coated branches of the host trees are cut and harvested as sticklac.
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Prey / Diet


Fiji, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Puerto Rico & Vieques Island, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Tonga, Panama, Marshall Islands, Western Samoa, United States of America, United Kingdom, Vanuatu (=New Hebrides), U.S. Virgin Islands, Senegal, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Uganda, Colombia, Philippines, Madagascar, Angola, Australia, Bermuda, Bonin Islands (=Ogasawara-Gunto), Canary Islands, China, Agalega Islands, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Kiribati, Cape Verde, Lebanon, Federated States of Micronesia, Kenya, Japan, Israel, Indonesia, India, Honduras, Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Germany, French Polynesia, France;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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