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alder flea beetle
aphid management
apple and thorn skeletonizer
apple ermine moth
ash whitefly
azalea bark scale
azalea lace bug
azalea sawfly
Bagrada bug
bark lice
Barypeithes root weevil
Beneficial nematodes
biocontrol of root weevils
birch aphid
black bean aphid
black cherry aphids
black stem borer
bluegum psyllid
Boisduval scale
branch and twig borer
brown marmorated stink bug

bronze birch borer
boxwood leafminer
boxwood psyllid
bulb flies
cabbage whitefly
carnation tortrix
carpet beetle (images)
Calligraph californica

Ceanothus stem gall moth
cereal leaf beetle
cherry ermine moth
chilli thrips
cinnabar moth
clay colored weevil
cottony camellia scale

crane flies
cypress tip moth

dogwood sawfly
Douglas fir sawfly
Douglas fir twig weevil
elm leafminer
European pine sawfly new
European pine shoot moth
European wool carder bee
emerald ash borer
Fall webworm
fir coneworm new
flatheaded cedar borer
ground beetle gallery
Hemerocallis gall midge new
hollyhock weevil
honeylocust plant bug
honeylocust pod gall midge
Heliothis phloxiphaga
holly bud moth
huckleberry root aphids
ground mealybug
Japanese beetle
lady beetle gallery
leaf weevil
light brown apple moth
Linden aphid new
lupine aphid new
Macrosiphum rhamni new
maple aphids
maple tip moth
maple midge
March flies
mountain ash sawfly
Myzocallis sp. on red oak new
Narcissus bulb fly
natural enemies gallery
oak ambrosia beetle
oak slug
oak twig gall wasp
obscure root weevil
Pacific flatheaded borer
peach tree borer
peach twig borer
pear blight beetle
pear psylla
pear leaf-curling midge
pear sawfly
pine needle scale
pine and cone spittlebug
poplar and willow borer
Psyllopsis fraxinicola
rose curculio weevil
rose midge
rove beetle gallery
rose stem girdler
sequoia pitch moth
soldier beetle gallery
snapdragon plume moth new
snakefly gallery
speckled green fruitworm
meadow spittlebug
spotted asparagus beetle
spruce twig aphid
tent caterpillars
viburnum leaf beetle
violet gall midge
western poplar clearwing
western spotted cucumber beetle
white pine weevil
woolly alder aphid new
woolly ash aphid
woolly beech aphid

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Azalea bark scale

The azalea bark scale, Eriococcus azaleae Comstock, can be found on a variety of hosts grown in nurseries and landscapes including azalea, rhododendron, andromeda, hawthorn, poplar, willow, and most recently, it has been found infesting blueberries in the Pacific northwest. It can be found on bark and stems and has a woolly or cottony appearance.

It is reported to have one generation a year in Connecticut but may have two generations in warmer climates such as the south. The overwintering females lay eggs under the scale in the spring. The eggs hatch in the late spring/early summer and the young crawlers disperse and soon settle, mostly in bark crevices, branch crotches, and but also onto new growth and leaves. In 2006 crawlers were captured on double-sided sticky tape place on June 9 and read on June 12.

Original version: <6 July 2006)

Last revision <2 December 2016>

Author: R.L. Rosetta, Extension Nursery Integrated Pest Management, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC.

Azalea bark scale on blueberry
azaleae bark scale on blueberries
Azalea bark scale on blueberry closeup
closeup of azaleae bark scale on blueberry
Azalea bark scale and black sooty mold on rhododendron
azalea bark scale and black sooty mold
Azalea bark scale in leaf axil
scale in leaf axil
Exposed eggs under scale shell
scale eggs under scale
Closeup of scale eggs
closeup of scale eggs
Closeup of scale eggs
closeup of scale eggs
Double-sided sticky tape with crawlers (note large numbers of crawlers near arrows)
double-sided sticky tape with scale crawlers
Double-sided sticky tape with crawlers
azaleae bark scale crawlers
Close-up of crawlers
close-up of crawlers in tape
Close-up of crawler stuck in tape
azaleae bark scale crawler
Website editor:
Robin Rosetta

Page last modified 12/2/16


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