Spruce (Picea)-Pine needle scale

Chionaspis pinifoliae


Pest description and crop damage Elongate, flat, white scale on leaves. Also attacks pine, fir, and occasionally cedar.

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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.

For more information

Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon (1991), Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed., Cornell University Press (p. 108).