Homoptera: Coccidae, Neolecanium carnuparuum
The color of females ranges from a dull grayish brown to a dark brown or a smoky hue. Scale has a varnishlike appearance. Some specimens appear covered with a powdery wax material. Females are hemispherical and about 1/2 inch in diameter. Magnolia soft scale, Neolecanium carnuparuum, is in the order Homoptera and family Coccidae.
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May 1, 2009