nigra scale


nig·​ra scale
: a coccid (Saissetia nigra) that is a serious pest on cotton, coffee, and other plants of warm temperate regions

Word History


New Latin nigra (specific epithet of Saissetia nigra, species of coccid), from Latin, feminine of niger black, dark

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“Nigra scale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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