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Identifying Natural Enemies of Scales—Dormant/Delayed-Dormant Season

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  • Frosted scale
  • Walnut scale
  • San Jose scale
  • European fruit lecanium

Use the photos below to identify parasitization of scale. Names link to more information on identification and management.

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Parasitized frosted scale
Frosted scale (parasitized)
Identification tip: Parasitized frosted scales turn black.

Parasitized walnut scale
Walnut scale (parasitized)
Identification tip: Look for exit holes in walnut scale covers.

Parasitized San Jose scale
San Jose scale (parasitized)
Identification tip: Look for exit hole in the covering of the scale.

Parasitized European fruit leacanium
European fruit lecanium scale (parasitized)
Identification tip: Parasitized European fruit lecanium scales, such as the center one above, turn black.

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