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Australian bug, noun phrase

The cottony cushion-scale Icerya purchasi of the Coccoideae, which attacks plants, especially citrus trees.
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This pest was introduced from Australia in the late nineteenth century.
1877 Alice Times 11 MayThe Australian Bug is not likely to have in the Colony either a long life or a merry one. Its new-found enemy the ‘Lady Bird’ is multiplying exceedingly, it is said.
1990 Weekend Post 23 June (Leisure) 7Many of the suckling insects like Australian bug, scale and mealy bug seem to zero in on plants which are under stress due to having dust-clogged pores.
The cottony cushion-scale Icerya purchasi of the Coccoideae, which attacks plants, especially citrus trees.

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