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Question of the Week – Scale Insect

Posted by romeethredge on August 7, 2015

Last week I had a photo of little immobile insects on a pear leaf. They are Scale insects, these are Wax scales. At this stage they don’t move but suck juices from the leaf. An earlier stage, crawler stage, is when they move around and they are easier to control at that stage. A horticultural oil works on them fairly well at this stage but be careful not to apply on very hot days as you can burn leaves.

In the photo below you can see that I’ve flipped a couple of them upside down towards the bottom of the photo.

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Here is this week’s question. What sider is this. It one of our largest I found it yesterday and it startles you due to the size. It must be almost  4 inches across, including legs. Bonus question: what is in the photo with it and why?

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2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Scale Insect”

  1. Female an male Golden Garden Spider.
    Mating time

  2. Bobby Bass said

    Banana Spider with her boyfriend.

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