azalea bark scale, Eriococcus azaleae  (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) - 1435130

azalea bark scale
Eriococcus azaleae (Comstock)

Descriptor: Infestation
Description: They have rather soft scales and soft bodies covered with a white powdery wax. Mealybugs eat plants by sucking sap and producing honeydew, which attracts ants and supports the growth of sooty- mold fungi.
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Image location: United States

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Name: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series
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Image uploaded on Tuesday, July 23, 2002
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