Orthezia urticae · skydamaris

  • Ensign Coccid, Nettle Ensign Scale, Ensign Orthezia
  • Nessel-Röhrenschildlaus
  • zabielica pokrzywowa

Female with four rows rows of bright white appendages that contrast sharply with the relatively long, brownish black legs and antennae. The female makes, attached to her abdomen a white, ribbed ovisac that ultimately is as long as her body. From above, the back of females is oval and covered with white wax plates. The insects have 7-8 pairs of abdominal spiracles. Found on stems and leaves, they feed on the juices of various herbaceous plants, such as nettle, wormwood, bergenia, spirea and many others.