Rose Scale

Rose Scale: Lindingaspis rossiAonidiella aurantii, Aspidiotus spp

Symptoms of damage:

  • Scales completely cover the stem.
  • Affected portion of the plant dries up.
  • In server infestation, the whole plant may die.

Identification of the pest:

  • Reddish brown waxy scale found on the lower portion of the old stem.
  • Female – wingless comparatively large


  • Cut and burn the affected branches.
  • Rub off the scales with cotton soaked in Kerosene or Diesel.
  • Spray malathion 2ml /lit. at the time of pruning
  • Apply carbofuran 5g/ plant (or) spray fish oil resin soap 25g/lit.




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