Scary big scales!

slopfrogMarch 24, 2013

I found some HUGE scales on one of my sugar apples today. These things were as big as a pencil eraser, and purple and lavender colored. They almost looked like miniature toadstools, and exploded in blood and goo when I scraped them off.

Has anyone seen these before and does anybody know the name of these scales? These were creepy!

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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Might it be this 1?

Here is a link that might be useful: Fig Wax Scale

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 10:39AM
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slopfrog

Yes! That's them. Thanks.

Theyre so big and juicy that next time I might try putting one on a hook and going bream fishing.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 12:18PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Oh wow those are really freaky alien like lol. You learn something new everyday here....
~SJN

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 12:55PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

And only around Florida since 1994/1995. Interesting!

Carol

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 6:47PM
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