Eurhizococcus brasiliensis

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Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (Wille, 1922) - (Brazilian ground pearl)

This ground pearl is an important pest of grapevine in southern Brazil. It also infests various other plants, e.g. alfalfa. The ant Linepithema micans actively protects and disperses the scale insect.

Margarodes brasiliensis

Vernacular names
• English: Brazilian ground pearl
• Português: cochonilha-pérola-da-terra

For a review see Foldi, 2005