Holly (Ilex)-Brown soft scale

Coccus hesperidum

Pest description and damage Brown soft scale are yellowish to dark brown insects (adults are usually darker) that range from 0.1 to 0.2 inch in length. They are found on twigs, although young scale also may be found on the foliage, typically on the underside of leaves along the leaf veins.

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

See "Scale insect" in:

Management-chemical control

See Table 1 in: