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Another scale insect on beechAuthor(s): Alex L. Shigo
Source: Station Paper NE-168. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA scale insect, tentatively identified as Xylococculus betulae (Perg.) Morrison, is responsible for one type of bark roughening that is commonly seen on American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.) trees in certain areas of New England. The insect has also been found on paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.) and yellow birch (B. allegheniensis Britton).
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CitationShigo, Alex L. 1962. Another scale insect on beech. Station Paper NE-168. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
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