Oak Eriococcin – Eriococcus quercus
Oak Eriococcin (Eriococcus Quercus)
Common Name: Oak Eriococcin
Latin Name: Eriococcus Quercus
Oak (Quercus spp. L.) are host plant
Oak Eriococcin throughout in United States
Life history and habits:
Eriococcus quercus, or oak eriococcin scales, are among the first scale insects to lay eggs and hence crawl in Raleigh. In early spring, the females get felted and swell. They are now brimming with eggs. Horticultural oil treatments would be most beneficial when the crawlers emerge from the eggs. Other pest management methods are not well understood.