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Chionaspis Scale - Chionaspis - male - female

Chionaspis Scale - Chionaspis - Male Female
Montrose, Laurens County, Georgia, USA
December 30, 2009
Size: 1mm and less
As I promised yesterday, I went out and shot some more of these in an attempt to do better. I succeeded to some extent, but forgive the less than stellar results. I seem to be having a vision problem lately, probably from the quite cool temps. Any or all of the images I have put up for this can be frassed as needed, I won't be disappointed.

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Moved from ID Request.

is anybody eating them?
This is primo lady beetle chow, and I think some beetles have been imported to control this particular scale. (Don't know what kind off the top of my head.) Keep an eye out for beetles and larvae, especially when the weather warms up - it'd be great to get some photos of them.

 
That's interesting, since
I have not seen a single lady beetle on this or any of the other pines. However, in a month, month-and-a-half, it will begin the usual warming trend here and I will keep an eye out.

Apparent vision problem
Boy, do I know that one! Try sticking your eye really close to the view finder. Hope that helps. (It's done me a world of good, but part of that's because I had cataract surgery and no longer need glasses to shoot.)

 
That is a problem I
am going to remedy come February. Currently, the camera I am using doesn't have a viewfinder, just a (rather) small LCD screen. Having shot with 35mm and medium-format SLRs for many years, that was tough getting used to. I don't need cataract surgery, yet, but it is in the future according to my ophthamologist.

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