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Fiorinia Scale

Fiorinia phantasma

Plants Affected
  • Areca Palms, travellers palm, heliconia
How They Eat
  • Piercing/Sucking Mouthparts
Signs & Symptoms
  • Starts to return in Mid-March to April

  • Yellowing of foliage and foliage turning orange visible on the top of the leaflets

  • Some spots looks like a grayish fungal infection

How to Fix the Problem
  • Remove affected leaves as soon as it appears.