What are these?!

savoiu(9A (San Jose))April 24, 2014

Found these on the gage(?) tree that came planted curbside with the house. I'm not sure what they are but I have removed all (most of) them by hand. Ants were all over them so I think they might have been in cahoots.

If I know what they are I can probably put up a better defense.

Here's closeup crop:


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They look like Prunus, a flowering cherry. Al

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:22AM
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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

Possibly scale insect eggs underneath hard shells. I just found some on my nectarine last week. Picked them off and a bunch of powdery junk dispersed out.

I'm not that familiar w/scale insect eggs though, just the adults. If there are ants living near the tree, that can be a big clue to the presence of scale.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:49AM
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savoiu(9A (San Jose))

Yeah, I think that they might be some scale insencts. I did some searches and found similarly looking things.

I'll have to keep a close eye on them.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 1:00PM
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