nigra scale

nig·​ra scale | \ ˈnigrə- \

Definition of nigra scale

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

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History and Etymology for nigra scale

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 14 May. 2021.

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