Giant pine scale in Melbourne’s southeast - 2nd Feb 2015

Arboriculture Australia have issued a press release about an outbreak of giant pine scale in Melbourne, Victoria.

Giant pine scale (Marchalina hellenica) is a scale insect, the sole member of the genus Marchalina. It lives by sucking the sap of many coniferous trees. Its quite large (up to 10mm) and can be found in bark cracks and the under side of branches often hidden under the white cotton-like wax it secretes.

People are asked to report potential sightings to the (Australian) Exotic Pest Hotline 1800 084 881 

Click here for Arboriculture Australia's press release.  For more information on Giant Pine Scale click here


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