Wax Scale Eggs Hatching

Indian wax scale eggs are hatching now on campus.  We find these most often on

Wax scale on the twig of a nursery-grown maple. Photo: S.D. Frank

evergreen broad leaf plants such as cherry laurel. However, they are very generalist and can be found on over 50 plant species including deciduous trees like the maple tree pictured. A systemic insecticide is best for these and most scale because they are very well protected from contact sprays.  More information and management recommendations here.

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