Scales insects on a leaf

Scales insects on a leaf

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Caption: Scales insects (superfamily Coccoidea) on a leaf. Scale insects are plant parasites that feed on sap from the host plant. The females (seen here) are wingless and secrete a waxy coating on their exoskeleton to protect themselves from pesticides and predators.

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