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English Name

Scale insects


Scale insects are first apparent when plants become sticky. Swollen, protective, waxy brown discs appear. The female scale insects produce their young under them.




Wipe off with cotton buds dipped in methylated spirits. Burn seriously infected plants.

Did you know?

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that grapes were grown to make wine about 8,000 years ago in Mesopotamia (today's Iraq), although the ancient Egyptians were the first to record the process of making wine about 5,000 years ago.