Magnolia scale is the most common scale and can be one half-inch-across. Its biology is unusual in that the scales reproduce in late summer and the tiny new scales overwinter on the twigs and stems (most of the soft scale insect pests of ornamentals reproduce in May or early June). 0000038328 00000 n The honeydew and sooty mold can foul park benches and sidewalks under infested magnolias. Magnolia Scale is difficult to notice at first, but if you flip over the underside of your magnolia branches and seen white and grey pods on the undersides then we’re sorry to say – you’ve got Magnolia Scale. This soft scale is shiny, tan-brown and smooth. It is a small tree or large shrub, 15 to 20 feet tall with a 10 to 15-foot spread. Mature females, present in July and August, are pink-orange to brown bumps, often with a white waxy powder. As the scales grow, they are often covered with a white mealy wax. Magnolia scale infestations attract a wide range of natural enemies such as the notorious scale nemesis; the Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle (Chilocorus stigma), or the peculiar looking lady beetle larva known as the Mealybug Destroyer (Cryptolaemus montrouzieri). Nymphs mature in late July through early August. stellata‘Rosea Jane Platt’ Figure 1. 0000002547 00000 n Phone: 614-292-6181, © 2020 | 2120 Fyffe Road | Room 3 Ag Admin Bldg. 0000212988 00000 n Saucer magnolia. Magnolia scale is one of the largest scales to feed on plants in Michigan. If so, the lower leaves shine because they are covered with honeydew excreted by the scales. This insect spends the winter on older twigs in an immature or nymphal stage that is dark gray with a reddish brown ridge along the middle of the back. 0000043934 00000 n Magnolia x ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Spectrum’ from U.S. National Arboretum; both have excellent trunks and superior flowers. 0000117956 00000 n Magnolia scale is a serious problem that is very difficult to control. Females later give birth to living young called crawlers in late August or early September. Any plants with these remains should be avoided. 0000020835 00000 n Magnolia scale (Neolecanium cornuparvum) is an insect that attacks magnolia trees, particularly star magnolia and saucer magnolia. 0000003908 00000 n Magnolia scales are one-half inch diameter, pink-orange to brown bumps on the undersides of the twigs. 0000066397 00000 n The scale overwinters in twigs so removing the entire tree and all the twigs and avoiding susceptible varieties may eliminate the scale from your site. 0000029136 00000 n Magnolia scales produce large quantities of honeydew (sugary excretion) that accumulate on the tree’s leaves and twigs. ]����tCq�z�t���}�ʍǼ��M�k��Z�Ŷ�L~k�~��Y���ö��!��g��/�[ڲ��,s�tr�/HEeV�ߜ�mۘ��9�$�werWT �7��֢Y��=x"}����\;�z��Fc}���YCCD�{w�FhW�D�f�ބ�ޛoC�7��s�=jon�`��{��T�u��.��:B�gz\�l��=i�z�N�v�(G�� ]av}�D��h��7誢\���_N�ʒ2���4�ސ���_ ��l��KYݏ[�=��^�M�dQ�ZpdC��7�`�r�1��|o�Y:�۵��ʽ�� The males mate with the females and then die. Like most soft scales, the excess plant sap is excreted as a sweet, sticky material called honeydew. 0000193654 00000 n 0000003487 00000 n The females continue to expand as they feed, and by early June they have turned a brownish-purple color. To control magnolia scale successfully, you must spray the insecticide (for example, malathion or acephate) at the right time in this insect's life cycle (namely, when it is in the crawler stage). 0000437866 00000 n Knowing the early signs and symptoms of an infected tree will make it much easier to treat before it gets out of hand. At maturity, these fragile males do not feed; they simply mate, then die. 0000066737 00000 n Magnolia scale is a ½ inch long insect that attacks tulip trees, magnolia trees and hybrids. 0000036960 00000 n x�֌Mb��a#"�|W�PG6X�‹N�p�NMN M���ńil7��P�&�}U(�O��k�S��G� h�b``�a`�X������X��c�͖�$���B�� �0v1�:�`�atcP��� 6��yr�"|��X�0�2�����4�i��s�|�AL����� ��z0�c(w\����ђ}� ��� � �ā� �S�\�>���@����d-N�҂�$�8�nP/��8��~ɚ%_P|����7g\����X��a=@� �91 endstream endobj 226 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/Index[6 142]/Length 27/Size 148/Type/XRef/W[1 1 1]>>stream 148 0 obj <> endobj xref 148 80 0000000016 00000 n 0000110194 00000 n 0000005516 00000 n Magnolia scale can also cause slow growth and, on trees that are heavily infested, substantial weakening of branches, branch dieback, and eventual tree death. 0000038812 00000 n 0000049157 00000 n Sprays applied before the crawlers are present or after they have become dormant in the overwintering stage will have little effect. 0000037894 00000 n The nymphs will molt and begin feeding in early spring. Saucer, star and lily magnolias are most commonly attacked and can be severely infested. Repeat every four weeks as necessary. ‘Rosea Jane Platt’ Star Magnolia1 Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. Watson2 INTRODUCTION Star Magnolia is the hardiest of the Magnolias (Fig (Fig. Magnolia scale is our largest soft scale insect, reaching ½ inch in length. 0000074565 00000 n 0000024720 00000 n The magnolia scale, Neolecanium cornuparvum, is one of the largest and most conspicuous scale insects known to occur in Ohio. Sap feeding by the scales causes stress to heavily infested plants and can result in stunted growth, yellowish foliage, branch dieback, or death of the plant. Growth is rapid during this time. 0000037074 00000 n 0000004779 00000 n 0000003207 00000 n 0000001896 00000 n Heavily infested branches and twigs are weakened and growth is stunted. @!AF[�&6�cڔ�yb�>ʺ ��b��95y� ں#롪�Y�MkHjL~�_p��֩�����n,�6=�Nl�Ǔ`ը��R�PJ���+Ai���GJ? Cucumber tree magnolia. Figure … 0000211473 00000 n Young ‘Little Gem’ Southern Magnolia. CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For technical support please contact the CFAES Helpdesk. 1). ‘Little Gem’ Southern Magnolia1 Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. Watson2 INTRODUCTION This cultivar of Southern Magnolia has a compact, upright growth habit more typical of a multistemmed shrub than a single-trunked tree (Fig. The tuliptree scale is a key pest of yellow poplar or tuliptree, magnolia, and occasionally linden. Scales are aphid-like insects that produce a covering over themselves as protection from predators and conditions in their environment. Adult females may reach nearly ½ inch in diameter when fully grown. Magnolia Scale Fact Sheet Magnolia trees and bushes are susceptible to this scale, not to be confused with black scale, which refers to a very specific species (Saissetia oleae) that attacks citrus and olive trees. 0000082976 00000 n The nymphs will molt and begin feeding in early spring. If you have a disability and experience difficulty accessing this content request accommodation here. 0000075198 00000 n These insects are more vulnerable to sprays at that particular time in their life cycle than at other periods, and that time is generally late summer. This scale is occasionally confused with the tuliptree scale, which is another large, soft scale that infests tuliptree (yellow poplar) and magnolia. Generally, this mold is harmless and is only considered a nuisance. This site designed and maintained by CFAES Marketing and Communications. 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An insect that causes damage to magnolias. 0000389726 00000 n 0000016882 00000 n In severe infestations, entire branches may be coated with scale and have a chalky appearance. Other species of magnolias such as cucumbertree and southern species are occasionally attacked but are rarely damaged as a result. Immature magnolia scales are called nymphs and an early mobile nymph stage is called the crawler stage. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. 0000113244 00000 n Magnolia scales are scale insects of various colors, from light to dark. 0000002227 00000 n This soft scale insect is so prolific that it quite often covers twigs and branches. The tuliptree scale is one of the largest soft scale insects in the United States. As the scales continuously feed, the honeydew drips onto the nearby foliage and branches. Scale are sap-sucking insects covered by a shell-like scale. 0000090126 00000 n Males emerge as tiny, pink to yellow gnatlike insects with two long, waxy threads extending from the tip of the abdomen, which may aid in flight stabilization. Be sure to check the spring buds, as some damage may be caused on the flower buds if they have begun to swell. Males emerge as tiny, pink to yellow gnatlike insects with two long, waxy threads extending from the tip of the abdomen, which may aid in flight stabilization. It is most noticeable in late spring and summer when it appears as large, whitish lumps, up to ½ inch long, attached to the branches of magnolia trees. Propagation is by cuttings (for the cultivars), grafting, or seed. 1). The males remain small, about ⅛ inch, and they soon turn a translucent white. 1). 0000250942 00000 n 0000048850 00000 n 0000043397 00000 n Native Introduced Native and Introduced. 0000083399 00000 n h�bbbd`b``Ń3� 0000059370 00000 n 0000074837 00000 n Columbus, Ohio 43210 CFAES Diversity  |  Nondiscrimination notice  |  Site Map. Males emerge about the same time as small fly-like insects which mate with females and then die. Fact Sheet ST-383 October 1994 Magnolia kobusvar. 0000116294 00000 n ©Sarah Vanek/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US: Identity Top of page Preferred Scientific Name. Fact Sheet ST-375 October 1994 Magnolia grandiflora‘Little Gem’ Figure 1. 0000090393 00000 n By early summer, the yellowish-brown females are covered with a powdery, white waxy coating. 0000090810 00000 n The magnolia scale spends the winter on one- to two-year-old twigs as tiny, dark-colored nymphs. Magnolias are some of the most iconic and beautiful trees imaginable, but to enjoy their beauty, we have to be prepared to properly treat a common ailment that tends to sneak up on them: magnolia scale. �0 F9J endstream endobj 149 0 obj <>/Metadata 4 0 R/Pages 3 0 R/StructTreeRoot 6 0 R/Type/Catalog/ViewerPreferences<>>> endobj 150 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 151 0 obj <> endobj 152 0 obj <> endobj 153 0 obj <> endobj 154 0 obj <> endobj 155 0 obj <> endobj 156 0 obj <> endobj 157 0 obj <> endobj 158 0 obj [/Separation/All/DeviceCMYK<>] endobj 159 0 obj [/Separation/PANTONE#20Process#20Black#20U/DeviceCMYK<>] endobj 160 0 obj <>stream *��;�����x���s�=���}����>�wg��P�t��h��x���j����OS�K�z�������`TR4=� ;�D�������1!�#����ObW�вݑ�['�ǚ��ã�♨�V��:}9�ɛ�C�8!�ݰ_�;Mh�#d�6Xۃ���p�|e��Rֵm�j��%m�2�*^�`K���M�? Magnolia scale, Neolecanium cornuparvum, is one of our largest scale insects and is sometimes quite damaging to tulip tree and magnolia.This scale has one generation per year. As the name implies, this insect is primarily a pest of various species of magnolia. In general, non-native species of Magnolia tend to be more susceptible to attack than native US species. 0000004276 00000 n 2). Always read and follow label instructions. As temperatures warm in the spring, the scales begin to suck sap. Some of the tree species attacked by the magnolia scale are: Lily magnolia. This will knock off juvenile scale and any eggs that remain on the plant. Magnolia L. Other Scientific Names. When the sooty mold completely covers leaves, photosynthesis may be hindered. 0000005704 00000 n Life Cycle: Magnolia scale has one generation per year and overwinters as nymphs on one and two year old branches. Its primary host is magnolia. These nymphs or crawlers wander about for a short period of time prior to settling down on the young twigs where they overwinter. Appearance: Adult magnolia scale females are shiny brown, elliptical and convex in shape, and up to 1/2 inch in diameter. Copyright © 2015, The Ohio State University, David J. Shetlar and Jennifer E. Andon, Department of Entomology, ©  2020 The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2120 Fyffe Road | Room 3 Ag Admin Bldg. 0000148665 00000 n Magnolia scale is one of the largest of the soft-scale insects that attacks trees by sucking plant fluids and sap. 0000003349 00000 n The magnolia scale is an occasional and widely scattered pest problem in Iowa on magnolia trees and shrubs. Once the crawler settles and begins We work with families and children, farmers and businessowners, community leaders and elected officials to build better lives, better businesses and better communities to make Ohio great. Middle-aged ‘Alba’ Saucer Magnolia. | Columbus, Ohio 43210. The honeydew may also attract ants, bees, wasps and flies that feed on it. 0000009171 00000 n 0000047002 00000 n 0000005001 00000 n 0000439524 00000 n trailer <<0162F0D51CCF44AC9660E50A4E3985C8>]/Prev 510980/XRefStm 2227>> startxref 0 %%EOF 227 0 obj <>stream Magnolia scale can be satisfactorily controlled with a variety of insecticides if applied when the insects are in the freshly settled crawler stage. Be sure to thoroughly wet down the stems and leaves. This wax is lost at the time that the crawlers emerge. 0000044326 00000 n Crawlers move from shelter of the female and migrate to the undersides of young twigs where they spend the winter. Middle-aged ‘Rosea Jane Platt’ Star Magnolia. 0000037256 00000 n When alive, females are soft and leave a reddish stain when crushed. 0000012998 00000 n The females turn white to … The magnolia scale, about 1/2 inch in diameter, is a very large soft scale that feeds on magnolias. ‘Alba’ Saucer Magnolia1 Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. Watson2 INTRODUCTION Saucer Magnolia is a multi-stemmed, spreading tree, 25 feet tall with a 20 to 30-foot spread and bright, attractive gray bark (Fig. Accessibility Accommodation. 0000049494 00000 n 0000253493 00000 n 0000002403 00000 n The large scale exoskeletons often remain from the previous season. They are usually dark, lustrous green on the upper side, but may be light green, fuzzy reddish-brown or even silvery on the lower side. It is often misidentified as the magnolia scale that is larger and has a similar life cycle, but only attacks magnolias. | Columbus, Ohio 43210 | 614-292-6181 Dormant oils can be applied in October through November and again in March to kill the overwintering nymphs located on the stems. This video shows magnolia scale crawlers on a magnolia tree and the natural enemies they encounter, which helps to keep scales from becoming a problem. 0000029644 00000 n Magnolia scale can also cause slow growthand, on trees that are heavily infested, substantial weakening of branches, branch dieback, and eventual tree death . %PDF-1.4 %���� 0000038170 00000 n Horticultural oils, often called summer oils, at the label rate applied after the crawlers have settled in late August can be very effective in reducing the scale population. 0000005354 00000 n 0000038732 00000 n 2120 Fyffe Road | Room 3 Ag Admin Bldg. Magnolia Scale. Fact Sheet ST-387 October 1994 Magnolia x soulangiana‘Alba’ Figure 1. Magnoliaceae – Magnolia family Genus: Magnolia L. – magnolia Subordinate Taxa. Magnolia scale warrants control, not only because of the mess it creates, but also because it can cause severely infested branches to die. 0000028668 00000 n Star magnolia. Growth is rapid during this time. These young (the first instar nymphs) are known as crawlers. College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences As temperatures warm in the spring, the scales begin to suck sap. 0000388068 00000 n 0000058601 00000 n Neolecanium cornuparvum (magnolia scale); close view of adults infesting a magnolia (royal star magnolia (Magnolia stellata). The males remain small, about ⅛ inch, and they soon turn a translucent white. 0000082709 00000 n Magnolia scale is the largest scale insect in Iowa. 0000104739 00000 n Magnolia scale overwinters as nymphs on one- or two-year-old twigs. 0000150583 00000 n Scale insects feeding on the plant's sap can cause stunted growth, yellowish discoloration of the foliage, branch dieback, or death of the plant. This is usually in late August to early September. Nymphs mature in early June, when adult females begin to lay eggs that hatch in late August. They are usually present in large numbers, and it does not take long for a sizeable population of magnolia scale to build up. Go here to learn about scale insects that affect magnolias and how to control them. Nevertheless, both are unarmored scales and the treatment for them is the same. 0000038662 00000 n Most of the magnolia scale infestations are already present on the tree, so careful inspection of the branches is imperative upon purchase. Additionally, development of leaves may be halted, resulting in a thinning canopy. Magnolia scale crawler hatch began in the last days of July nearly a month ahead of the norm in the southern tier of Michigan counties. An unsightly dark fungus, called black sooty mold, colonizes the honeydew. 1). For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. The magnolia scale reaches maturity in August each year. In the spring, the scales begin to feed, mature, and change color. A scale on a branch can look like a tree bud, and the gray-brown coloring may match the color of branches. The males, which turn white, are smaller than the females, about 1/8 inch in length, and emerge as tiny, gnat-like insects. Magnolia scale feeds by sucking out the sap from the twigs and branches of magnolias. Nymphs mature in early June, whenadult females begin to lay eggs that hatch in late August. Pests Scales of various types will infest twigs and leaves. To best use this key method on the magnolia scale fact sheet, change the tape weekly and inspect it with a hand lens to look for stuck crawlers, which appear as tiny yellow or orange specks. There is only one generation produced each year in Pennsylvania (Fig. 0��C#K�}Ȼ]G�C���@�Un�D�6�N�9e������6�I�E[)]�㯳M���6-b>%b�_�K���X�E냃LV��J�3w��q����t��f��� ��0Q����K��d�?���%'�S�}i���L�D�M�ʤ��٠LN#��T7Ե�'�NC��N�*_V6!��ɛ�������~jS��b��|?l���������f/��������0E��{*��HS�Fd�5$� b36y��j�rs�4ޡl���#b1rT��ZU]�U�W�����FL��d� 0000033324 00000 n By late July and August, the adult females begin to give birth to their young, known as crawlers. They can be mistaken for plant buds on the twigs. Magnolia scales have sucking mouthparts. Overwintering scales can Magnolia scale can be controlled and it is not too late, the ideal time is late August or Sept. Like other scale insects, it is good at disguising itself to escape detection, but its large size – up to 0.5 inches – makes it more conspicuous. 0000037336 00000 n Star magnolia, saucer magnolia, cucumber tree and lily magnolia are among the species most commonly infested. At maturity, these fragile m… For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility. The magnolia scale spends the winter on one- to two-year-old twigs as tiny, dark-colored nymphs. Lexington, Kentucky, USA. 0000043961 00000 n Especially in a case where your magnolia tree is near a deck, or some sort of gathering place on your property – it’s important to get the tree treated. The tiny, mobile crawlers move around until they find a suitable feeding site on which they settle down, feed and remain throughout the winter. We connect with people in all stages of life, from young children to older adults. 0000238536 00000 n 0000037186 00000 n Unfortunately, these bio-allies appear to have a limited effect on suppressing high magnolia scale populations. Germany: Magnolie; EPPO code. When applied in early May, soil drenches with systemic insecticides have provided excellent control. 0000047783 00000 n Magnolia scale, Neolecanium cornuparvum, is a scale insect that is native to the eastern USA, where it is a widely distributed pest of wild and ornamental Magnolia in landscapes and nurseries. 0000058866 00000 n 0000195560 00000 n The females give birth to living young, which remain under the parent scale covering for a short time. Under a continuous and heavy infestation, even mature trees may be killed. 0000066117 00000 n Crawlers are yellow to reddish-brown in color and have an … The Plants Database includes the following 16 species of Magnolia . 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