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Rose scale

The rose scale (Aulacaspis rosae Bouche). - Generally distributed in the United States on raspberry, blackberry, dewberry, rose, pear and some other plants. Female scales white with more or less yellow at margin; nearly circular, about one-tenth of an inch in diameter. Male scales white, narrow, very small.

Plants thickly infested appear as though sprayed with white­wash. Winters in various stages, so all may be present at almost any time. Two or three generations per year.