California red scale

noun

Definition of California red scale

: a common California armored scale (Aonidiella aurantii) that is a major pest of citrus in California and that resembles but is somewhat larger than the San Jose scale and has a transparent covering shield so that the red or yellow body shows through

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“California red scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20red%20scale. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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