Diaspis echinocacti

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Diaspis echinocacti (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Source: IPM Images

Diaspis echinocacti (Bouché, 1833) - (cactus scale)

The scale is a pest of Opuntia cacti in the Americas. It has been also reported from Europe.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Kakteenschildlaus
• English: cactus scale
• Português: cochonilha-da-palma-forrageira