Monday, August 13, 2012

Wax Scale

Here a picture of an Indian wax scale on a white mulberry.  Wax scales are interesting, as they are all female. That's right no males. It's kinda weird.

In mass, wax scales can stress out a tree or shrub, and produce copious amounts of honeydew, though I have seen neither.

The best management strategy is to simply pick them off in winter.

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