University of Wyoming Extension News

Landscaping Tips The crawlers are coming to Wyoming

By Scott Schell, Assistant Entomologist UW CES, (307) 766-2508

Spring brings the appearance of the immature stage of many scale insect species called crawlers.

Scale insects belong to the order Homoptera, which includes many other important plant pests such as aphids, whiteflies and plant hoppers. Homopteran insects feed by piercing a plant’s tissue with a stiletto-like beak and then sucking the sap or cell contents. Continue reading