Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Flocculant

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3839

This term is applied to describe items that resemble soft flakes. Infestation by scale insects, mealybugs, whiteflies, and aphids that extrude wooly, waxy material are sometimes described as flocculant, and the waxy material called flocculence.

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