Coral tree pest problem please help ID

steelplayerMarch 15, 2009

I have about six of these trees and one has little black specks with a white outline on the underside of the leaves. I am in San Diego. I hope the pic is good enough. Thanks for any help.*KUp7BHSHqqy7XH6gX0QJGG%7CRup6lQQ%7C/of=50,590,442

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Some of the whiteflies look similar. But too little detail to know for certain.

You'd be wise to verify with a knowledgeable source in your area.

You could secure it in a clear container -- perhaps self-closing plastic bag -- and take to a nearby large independent garden center or to your county's Extension Service office.

Here is a link that might be useful: your image

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 2:51PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

They do look like white fly pupae, but as jean says...there's just not enough detail in the image to tell for certain. Any chance of a close-up?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 2:16PM
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Rhizo I think you are absolutely right about this one. I went down the hill and looked at the condition again and there are a few adult white fies on the tree now. I will start by removing all of the affected leaves ( it is still a small tree ) and go from there. Thank you for the help here to both of you that responded. I hope I never have to post in this section of the forum again...not likely though.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 11:08AM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

You don't need to remove the leaves, especially if it's a small tree. Instead, squish the critters.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 10:35PM
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