any one of various homopterous insects, specifically associated with family Pseudococcidae, some of which are destructive to citrus woods along with other plants.
any one of different insects of the family Pseudococcidae, that secrete a powdery wax as they are pests of fresh fruit trees.
some of several homopteran scale pests (because, Coccus adonidum, and associated types of the families Pseudococcidae and Eriococcidae), which cover on their own with a white powderlike or cottony wax secretion. These are generally common plant-eating insects in hothouses and so are additionally destructive of fresh fruit trees.
scalelike plant-eating pest coated with a powdery waxy release; destructive especially of fruit trees
scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive particularly of fruit trees