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Lichtensia viburni - Male tests w. prepuppa I'm not 100% this would be the prepuppa or the puppa in the tests, but I think the puppae are darker reddish brown and maybe narrower ... (?) Coccidae,Geotagged,Lichtensia,Lichtensia viburni,Netherlands,Viburnum Cushion Scale Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Lichtensia viburni - Male tests w. prepuppa

I'm not 100% this would be the prepuppa or the puppa in the tests, but I think the puppae are darker reddish brown and maybe narrower ... (?)

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  1. Really cool! There are hardly any scale insects documented on JD! Posted 3 months ago
    1. While trying to ID this, I learned something new too about Coccids that I had never realized: Due to most populations or even species being parthenogenetic I had never seen males and (hence) never realized that males have a different development cycle. Will try hard to get images of the finished males of these too :o) Posted 3 months ago
      1. Neat! I didn't know that! Good luck, I hope you can get some shots of the males. Posted 3 months ago

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The Viburnum Cushion Scale (Lichtensia viburni) is a soft scale insect (Coccidae), originally described from Viburnum but quite polyphageous and known as a pest of olive groves in the Mediterranean region.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Apr 16, 2019. Captured in Koekanger Dwarsdijk 42, 7958 SV Koekange, Netherlands.