Scale insect

Definition of Scale insect

(Zool.) any one of numerous species of small hemipterous insects belonging to the family Coccidæ, in which the females, when adult, become more or less scalelike in form. They are found upon the leaves and twigs of various trees and shrubs, and often do great damage to fruit trees. See Orange scale,under Orange.

See also: Scale

Related Words

armored scale, coccid insect, cochineal, cochineal insect, Dactylopius coccus, soft scale, wax insect
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