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Tectococcus ovatus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Sternorrhyncha
Family  Eriococcidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  True bugs
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Coccoidea
Genus  Tectococcus
Rank  Species
Similar  True bugs, Eriococcidae, Strawberry Guava, Metrosideros polymorpha, Psidium

Tectococcus ovatus (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), also called the Brazilian Scale, is an scale insect in the Eriococcidae family. It is most widely known for being a potential biological control agent for Psidium cattleyanum (strawberry guava) in Florida, and Hawaii. Extensive testing has shown that this species is very host-specific.[1]


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