Pest:Scale Insects

  • Scaleinsects Image1
  • Scaleinsects Image2


  • Infestation seen on leaves, buttons and rachillae.
  • The damaged leaves turn yellow and dry up(Image1).
  • Button sheds from the damaged palms.
  • Peak period of damage is summer season .

Control Measures

  • In severe infestation, spray with Malathion 50 EC 2ml/L. A second spray after an interval of 30 days is recommended.
  • Chilocorus nigritus is a major predator of the scales.