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Orthezia urticae · skydamaris

EN · Ensign Coccid, Nettle Ensign Scale, Ensign Orthezia
DE · Nessel-Röhrenschildlaus
PL · zabielica pokrzywowa

From above, the back of females is oval and covered with six white wax plates. The wax coating is rounded. 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.

Adult female with ovisac.
Vilnius, Burbiškių g.

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