United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs

United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs ScaleNet is all about scale insects (Coccoidea): a group of insects comprising about 7,500 species. Scale insects vary dramatically in their appearance from very small organisms (1-2mm) that occur under wax covers (some look like oyster shells), to shiny pearl-like objects (about 5mm), to creatures covered with mealy wax. They spend most or all of their lives feeding on plants and are primarily important as plant pests in greenhouses, backyards, and on fruit trees. ScaleNet provides comprehensive information on the scale insects of the world, including queriable information on their classification, nomenclatural history, distribution, hosts, and literature. Visit Website