3104-1583 (ENTO-206NP)

Authors as Published

Eric Day, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

JPG, Obscure Scale
Obscure scale. James Solomon, USDA Forest Service.

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Heavily infested trees will have large numbers of scales on twigs and branches. Scales may also be found on exposed roots and on the trunk of young trees. Scale insects feed on plant sap
with their long thread-like mouthparts (stylets), which are several times longer than the insect itself.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

March 24, 2016

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