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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Image Number K10880-1

These invasive scale insects, Citrophilus mealybugs (Pseudococcus calceolariae), when disturbed, secrete a red liquid as a means of defense. Note the two droplets on the large mealybug in the center.

Photo by Q. Holdman.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006
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