Living With Red Pine Scale

Red Pines Threatened
Photo: mass.gov

The Red Pine Scale, Matsucoccus resinosae, is an invasive pest of red pine. This native of Asia was first introduced to New York around 1939, possibly arriving on horticultural plantings for a World Fair. The first report of an outbreak was from Connecticut in 1946. The small size of the scale makes it difficult to see. Large infestations are noted for red dying and dead needles and visible waxy secretions of the feeding scales. Infestations of the Red…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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