Green Scale

Green Scale: Coccus viridis

Symptoms of damage:

  • Nymphs and adults suck the sap from leaves
  • Yellowing of leaves

Identification of pest:

  • Nymph: Pale lemon yellow
  • Adult: green, flat oval soft scale


  • Prune and destroy the infested shoots at the initial stage of infestation.
  • Spray monocrotophos 1ml/lit or phenthoate 1ml/lit
  • After two weeks release 20 predator beetles viz., C. montrouzieri beetle per tree.
  • Encourage parasitoids viz., Aneristis sp Coccophgagus cowperi, C. bogoriensis.



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