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.

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Photo of tree-branch flagging

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.

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Photo shows variegated Kermes scales on red oak twig

Variegated Kermes Scales

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.

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