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Juniper scale
Carulaspis juniper

  • White, spot-like, approximately 1/10 inch diameter cover needles
  • Dull green coloring of foliage is first sign of infestation
  • In high infestations entire plant may look sprinkled with snow
  • Foliage may turn yellow from insects sucking sap from needles, then brown and die as damage ages
  • New growth fails to develop normally on infested branches
  • More information on Juniper scale

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