Spruce (Picea)-Spruce bud scale

Physokermes piceae


Pest description and crop damage Females are semiglobular and brown and resemble buds. They produce abundant honeydew.

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Management-chemical control


Spray in early summer when crawlers are present.

For more information

Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon (1991), Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed., Cornell University Press (p. 96).