Ceroplastes ceriferus
[Indian Wax Scale]
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Classification: | Phylum: Arthropoda | Class: Insecta | Order: Hemiptera | Family: Coccidae | Genus: Ceroplastes |

The host plant of the white wax scale was Common Chinese Mistletoe (Macrosolen cochinchinensis).

According to the USDA website, Ceroplastes ceriferus was found in Singapore. The website described it as having a dark reddish brown colour. In the Bugwoodwiki website, the live adults was described as bright white with the dead ones turning dull and grey. It was listed as a new pest in Singapore in 2016 according to the Annual Report 2016/17 (page 69) issued by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore.