Content tagged with "kermes scales"

Kermes Scales on Oak

Kermes scales are not your typical-looking insects. They are tan to reddish brown spheres up to 1/4-inch diameter and attach to twigs in the oak family, especially post oaks. More

Tree-Branch Flagging

Photo of tree-branch flagging
Insects, diseases or weather-related injury can cause branches to break and droop. Learn how to identify the causes and what you can do to treat it. More

Variegated Kermes Scales

Photo shows variegated Kermes scales on red oak twig
Kermes scales, a sphere-shaped insect pest of oaks, look different depending on the host. These smooth-surfaced, variegated specimens are attacking a red oak. More