Rooidopluis (Afr.), Red Scale, Scale Insects, Red Scale Insects
Suck sap out of plants. Can cause discolouration, leaves to drop and shoots to be distorted.
Aonidiella aurantti or red scale insects are a pest found commonly on citrus plants. The females are a brown-ish red colour and oval in shape. When they are moulting they become a kidney shape. The males are similar until they get to the second moult. They become darker than the females and are a yellow colour.