Fun Fact

29 September 2022

Any ideas what this creepy little critter is?

It’s a ‘'crawler'. They are juveniles of White Peach Scale, one of KVH's Kiwifruit’s Most Unwanted. The White Peach Scale crawlers travel short distances to find a place to settle, as when they are adults they cannot move. They like to stay close to their mothers but can travel further by the wind.

Image credit: Richard Stouthamer and Joseph Morse. Department of Entomology, University of California.