Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve

Insects of Cedar Creek


Superfamily COCCOIDEA

(Scale Insects)

No survey work has been done on Scale Insects. Species of gall-like Kermes (Family Kermesidae) are conspicuous on hazel and oaks as well as some other woody plants. Diaspid-like scales from pines? A pink dude was D-vacced from field C. My understanding is that many Scale Insects are root feeders requiring specialized collecting techniques.

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