Red scale

(Zool.) a scale insect (Aspidiotus aurantii) very injurious to the orange tree in California and Australia.

See also: Red

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Tiny individuals like these (the red scale bar is 0.5mm) can build up to make colonies several centimetres across.
In several citrus-growing regions of the world, the parasitoid Aphytis melinus DeBach (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) has been used for many years to control California red scale, Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae).
It's hardly unexpected these days to see a sturdy red scale such heights of grin-inducing alcohol content.
Location of the site of production of the sex pheromone in the yellow scale and the California red scale. Annl.
In this work, we have studied for the first time, the temporal variations of the red scale abundance related to the host plant and the climatic conditions (temperature and rainfall).
Courtship photographs of the male show the pinkish red scale margins on the flanks becoming scarlet, as the yellow centres of the scales become darker; an irregular, diffuse, mid-lateral white band appears behind the yellow operculum and widens gradually as it extends towards the tail; above the anal fin the band becomes much wider, covering the upper half of the peduncle and caudal fin base as it forms a bright white oval spot on the dorsal surface of the peduncle.
To fill this gap and help Cooperative Extension programs promote the increased use of biological control, we surveyed California citrus growers in spring 2010 regarding their pest management decisions and analyzed the extent to which they used beneficial insects to help control the major citrus pests: California red scale, citrus red mite, citrus thrips and cottony cushion scale.
Automatic evaluation of measuring results, presented on a green - yellow - red scale, provides a quick overview of machine condition.
Set the saw to the angle that is read on the tool-the red scale and arrow show the angle for a miter joint while the black arrow and scale provide the angle to fill a single work piece to an angle.
The red scale and arrow show the angle for a miter joint; the black arrows and scale provide the angle setting for a simple crosscut.
as far back as the '70s, though problems with "red scale" deforms due to its silicon-rich chemistry and lack of availability doomed its chances at adoption.
A physical refuge from the parasitoid Aphytis melinus is provided to the California red scale Aonidiella aurantii by the interior bark substrates of citrus trees, even though scales have lower fitness on bark in the absence of A.