Verbena Plants

What Is This on My Verbena?

Anonymous added on August 11, 2016 | Answered

Just found this on my Verbena this morning. When using a magnifying glass, it shows there are clusters of these tiny yellow oval things. They are loosely wrapped in a white web-like, powdery substance. On down the leaf there are singular tiny yellow oval things. A clump of English ivy next to it was thriving several days ago but died. These plants are in a pot with a geranium.

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Answered on August 12, 2016

These look like mealybugs, a type of scale insect that often infests Verbena. The little yellow ovals are its eggs. See the following article for help:

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