dictyospermum scale

dic·ty·o·sper·mum scale

Definition of dictyospermum scale 

: a widely distributed rounded armored scale (Chrysomphalus dictyospermi) that is particularly destructive to citrus

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History and Etymology for dictyospermum scale

dictyospermum from New Latin Dictyospermum (synonym of Aneilema), from dicty- + -spermum

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