We discovered a Dwarf Buford Holly with a heavy infestation of Florida Wax Scale on its leaves and stems. These unusual looking insects are globular in shape and are covered with a heavy layer of protective wax secreted from their bodies. The wax ranges in color from white to grey. Ordinary features and body parts, such as antennae, legs, head, thorax and abdomen, are not apparent on these insects.
|Date||–||August 12, 2003|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Habitat||–||Residential – Single Family|
|Type of Behavior||–||Feeding|
|Main Article||–||Florida Wax Scale||Observation Location|