Kōrero: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry

Greedy scales

Greedy scales

The greedy scale is an unusual insect – a newly hatched larva has six legs for crawling to new sites, and once it has found a favourable spot on a leaf or fruit, the legs are shed and a protective, hard shell forms. The insect then settles to feed on the host plant. These large female scales are surrounded by young that have settled nearby.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alison Popay, 'Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry - Apple and kiwifruit pests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17983/greedy-scales (accessed 14 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Alison Popay, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008