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20061026_002

sitting on my hand

 

female

 

Icerya purchasi, cottony cushion scale (Invertebrate, Arthropoda, Insecta, Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha (Homoptera, aphids, scales, etc.), Margarodidae), New Zealand: Naturalised

 

collected on a stem of a young kowhai tree in our back garden

 

Sophora microphylla, kowhai (Plant, Fabaceae), New Zealand: Endemic

 

identified using Crowe (2002) Which New Zealand Insect?

 

3 Gainsborough Street

Hoon Hay

Christchurch

New Zealand

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Taken on October 26, 2006