Scale Insect Screening Tool

About the Resource

Scale Insect Screening Tool provides identification support for field screening and identification of scale insects, mealybugs, aphids, and whiteflies (Order Hemiptera: Suborder Sternorrhyncha). The characters used in the field key for this tool may not always allow identification to species due the fact that species identification in this group usually relies on microscopic examination of slide-mounted specimens. A laboratory-based key to allow species identification of palm pests of this group will be added to this tool in the future.