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cycad aulacaspis scale

Q: I have a sago palm that is covered with insects. The fronds actually look as though they are covered with snow. What insect is this?


June 30, 2017

A: The insect may be a scale insect called the cycad aulacaspis scale, Aulacaspis yasumatsui. It apparently originated from Thailand but it is kept in check overseas by local parasitoids. Of course, here in the U.S. this scale has no natural ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aulacaspis Yasumatsui, Cycad Aulacaspis Scale
leaf footed bug

Q: I have been finding these large brown bugs with a white stripe across their back on my shrubs. Can you tell me what they are?


June 27, 2017

Q: I have been finding these large brown bugs with a white stripe across their back on my shrubs. Can you tell me what they are? A: Leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus [= Theognis] phyllopus is a widespread and conspicuous minor pest of many kinds ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Leaf Footed Bug, Leptoglossus Phyllopus

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