Woolly vine or currant scale

Woolly vine or currant scale has a wide range of woody hosts including grape vine, peach, nectarine, currants, gooseberry, pyracantha and mountain ash. Honeydew and sooty mould occur on heavily affected plants.

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Woolly vine scale (Pulvinaria vitis) with egg masses

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Common name Woolly vine or currant scale
Scientific name Pulvinaria vitis
Plants affected A wide range including grape vine, peach, nectarine, currants, gooseberry and pyracantha
Main symptoms White egg masses, honeydew and sooty mould
Caused by Sap sucking scale insects 
Timing Spring and summer

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