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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Strange mealybug type thing

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Indigoez
Floresville, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2005
11:05 PM

Post #1445322

I foud several of these on a meyer lemon tree earlier today. I've never seen a mealy like this before, and I hope someone can identify it for me. It's actually attached to the leaf in a tick or lice like manner.

This plant was previosly infested with scale, which happens every year for some reason, they were gotten rid of over a month ago, but some of their remains are still visible on the leaves.

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cinnabor
Deltona, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2005
12:18 AM

Post #1445444

ugly little thing!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2005
12:25 AM

Post #1445455

What did you use to get rid of the scale? I've had trouble with it on my
citrus in the greenhouse. Pyrethrum seems to keep it under control
but I still get it now and again. (And I have no idea what you have in that
picture. UGLY!)
Indigoez
Floresville, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2005
3:05 AM

Post #1446684

Tammy, I used Spinosad from greenlight. It's derived from some kind of bacterial fermentation and has a low toxicity once it's dry, and also has no nasty chemical odor, plus it gets rid of everything I've tried it on, even spider mites.
MotherNature4
Bartow, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2005
10:37 AM

Post #1447022

Try sending the photo to BugGuide.net. I had an answer within hours when I sent in my Milkweed Bugs. MN4
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2005
8:44 PM

Post #1448160

It's Cottony Cushion Scale. Not unusual for citrus. Here's some info.

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7410.html

http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/bimg116.html

Karen

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2005
12:49 AM

Post #1448675

Thanks Indegoez. I'll try that!

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2005
12:53 AM

Post #1448685

OK - what's greenlight? I couldn't find it in Garden Watchdog nor via google.
I assume its a business - could you help me find it?
Thanks!
Tam
kipper2
Meadows Place, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2005
1:24 AM

Post #1448759

OMG Just checking the forums after posting mine on BUG ID and I see this image and flicked off three of them off of my young Scarlet Wisteria. Sheesh...1st Aphids and now this...What's a person to do??? ;>)~
Indigoez
Floresville, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2005
4:08 AM

Post #1449123

Tammy, here's the website: http://www.greenlightco.com

Thanks for the info on the bugs btw everyone!
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


May 5, 2005
5:39 AM

Post #1449234

kipper2, I thought I saw a couple of scale on your wisteria. Get those devil's before they develop a shell because they are more difficult to exterminate at that stage.

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