Boxwood (Buxus)-Holly scale

Dynaspidiotus britannicus


Pest description and crop damage Scale covering is light brown to tan, 0.63 inch in diameter. They devitalize plants and spot leaves.

Management-chemical control


Apply to control the immature crawler stage, usually in late spring to early summer. Scout for crawlers and gather life history data. Oils are effective early to late spring, but oil spray may injure tender foliage.