Hey Buggy Joe!! What is it?? - Terrapin Scale


I've long had a challenge with separating Terrapin Scale (Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum) from European Fruit Lecanium (Parthenolecanium corni) and vice versa. Apparently, I'm not alone because the misidentification confusion extends to images posted on the web. It's understandable because these brown colored soft scales share some general morphological features and both may be found on a wide range of hosts including fruit trees.


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