Saissetia coffeae

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Author(s): Scot Nelson, Hawaii
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Saissetia coffeae (Walker, 1852) - (hemispherical scale)

This soft scale is widely distributed and polyphagous. The host plants include fruit frees, coffee and many other crops. The scale is yellow-brown to reddish brown, shiny and spherical-shaped.

Synonyms:
Saissetia hemisphaerica

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: braune Kaffeeschildlaus
• English: hemispherical scale
• Français: cochenille hémisphérique
• Português: cochonilha-parda