Apple insects

Apple insects are

1)Sanjose scale: Quadraspidiotus perniciosus

  • It sucks the cell sap from leaves, twigs, and fruits. The infested fruits also have a scaly appearance and each spot is surrounded by a scarlet or red area.
  • Important parasitoid of Sanjose is Encarsia perniciosi.

2)Wooly apple aphid:Eriosoma lanigerum

  • The infested plants have pale green leaves and whitish cotton patches on stem and branches, characteristic galls /knots are formed on roots & underground portion of plants.
  • Its main parasitoid is Aphelinus mali (attacks on the 4th and 5th nymphal stage).

 

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