elm scale

noun
variants: or elm scurfy scale

Definition of elm scale

: any of several scales that feed on elm trees especially : a widely distributed scale (Chionaspis americana) of eastern North America that feeds on elm and hackberry and has the female covered by a dull white scale often darkened anteriorly by secretion

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“Elm scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elm%20scale. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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