Tuliptree Scale

Magnolia and Tuliptree Scales

Magnolia Scale (Neolecanium cornuparvum) and Tuliptree Scale (Toumeyella liriodendri) are native “soft scales” (order Hemiptera, family Coccidae). Coccids are called soft scales because the females are hidden beneath a helmet-like soft leathery covering that provides some protection. However, they are easily crushed.
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Be Alert to Magnolia Scale

Magnolia scale is a type of "soft scale" so named because the females are hidden beneath a helmet-like soft leathery covering that provides limited protection. Soft scales can be squashed! This native insect is one of the largest soft scales found in Ohio with mature females measuring as much as 1/2" in diameter. The size and overall shape of mature magnolia scale females commonly make it a poster child for soft scales.
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Joe Boggs