Pest description and damage The immature scale superficially resemble mealybugs in appearance. Mature female scale are about 0.125 inch long and appear like white cottony sacs, often located on twigs and stems of azalea, especially in branch axils. Eggs, crawlers and the scale under the wax are red.
For biology, life history, monitoring and management
Azalea (Rhododendron)-Azalea bark scale
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