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Diaspididae
also called Armored scale insect and has one more synonym

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  1. the largest family of scale insects with over 2650 described species in around 400 genera

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  2. As with all scale insects, the female produces a waxy protective scale beneath which it feeds on its host plant

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  3. Diaspidid scales are far more substantial than those of most other families

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  4. Incorporating the exuviae from the first two nymphal instars and sometimes faecal matter and fragments of the host plant, these can be complex and extremely waterproof structures rather resembling a suit of armour

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  5. For this reason these insects are commonly referred to as armoured scale insects

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  6. As it is so robust and firmly attached to the host plant, the scale often persists long after the insect has died

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