This observation contains pictures of Florida Wax Scale insects in various stages of development.

Florida Wax Scales at two different stages of growth. Note the tuffs of protective wax being secreted from around the perimeter of the smaller insect.
Florida Wax Scales at two different stages of growth. Note the tuffs of protective wax being secreted from around the perimeter of the smaller insect.
Several adult Florida Wax Scale insects, with two exposing their dark red undersides. The tiny red specks are eggs released from one of the overturned females. The eggs are roughly the size of fine grains of sand.
Several adult Florida Wax Scale insects, with two exposing their dark red undersides. The tiny red specks are eggs released from one of the overturned females. The eggs are roughly the size of fine grains of sand.
Adult and juvenile Florida Wax Scales on the stem of a Dwarf Buford Holly. Note the drops of honeydew secreted by the Florida Wax Scales on the surface of the bottom leaf.
Adult and juvenile Florida Wax Scales on the stem of a Dwarf Buford Holly. Note the drops of honeydew secreted by the Florida Wax Scales on the surface of the bottom leaf.

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date August 17, 2004
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Residential – Single Family
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Female
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Florida Wax Scale Observation Location