Language English Indoor Plants Photo unavailable Photo: Ekaterina Konioukhova Howea Photo: Espace pour la vie (Roméo Méloche) OngletsBotanyCommon nameHowea / Sentry palm / Kentia palmLatin name (genus)Howea forsterianaFrench common name Howéa / Kentia / Howéa de Forster Botanical familyArecaceae Pests and diseases Scales (Indoor) The scale insect superfamily (Coccoidea) includes several genera of sucking insects capable of damaging indoor plants. Most of them are tropical, non-hardy species, but they adapt very well to our homes. Two-Spotted Spider Mite Two-spotted spider mites are not true insects, but tiny arthropods, just like other mites and ticks. With their four pairs of legs, they look like miniature spiders. They are so small that they are difficult to see, but they do weave tell-tale whitish webbing.