Lepidosaphes ulmi

Oystershell Scale
Binomial:Lepidosaphes ulmi
Order: Hemiptera
Damaging stages:Nymph through adult
Vulnerable stages:Crawlers

Lepidosaphes ulmi also known as oystershell scale are Scale Insects that is a pest on woody plants. The small insects attach themselves to bark and cause injury by sucking the tree's sap, this metabolic drain on the plant may kill a branch or the entire tree.

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White scales.

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Scales are clearly visible.

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