The scale cover of females of Oleander scale, Aspidiotus nerii is almost round, translucent white in color with a light brown excentric nipple. The scale cover of males resembles that of females but is smaller and slightly elongated. Oleander scale can be found as uniparental (parthenogenetic) as well as biparental (sexual) populations.
Oleander scale damage:
In case of a severe infestation of Oleander scale twigs may die off and wilting of leaves may occur. An infection may result in leaf spots as well as spots on fruits. This causes economic damage, especially in citrus.
lifecycle oleander scale
- Development time 35 to 50 days
- female produces around 100 young
- Life span of females on average 90 days
host plants of oleander scale:
- very polyphagous
PRODUCTS AGAINST OLEANDER SCALE: