Black scale, Saissetia oleae

Black scales are occasional pests on leaves and sometimes even fruits during summer.
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Blackscale-banana (8) Blackscale-banana (9) METAPHYCUS  Metaphycus sp. (Encyrtidae), a common and effective parasitoid of black scale marietta-leopardina  Marietta leopardina (Aphelinidae), a hyperparasitoid of Metaphycus sp.