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Gardenias/Pests

Zone Stawell Western Victoria | madang33j added on November 6, 2015 | Answered

Two photos attached show problems. Not sure if both photos are attached so will forward second photo again.

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Answered on November 9, 2015

    These are Black Scale.

    In the image these are the Adult female and they lay their eggs underneath them.
    The eggs will hatch into 6 legged cream crawlers.

    They like to host on Gardenia as well as Olives and Citrus Trees.

    Here is a link with more information and how to treat.

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74160.html

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