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Female of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - female

Female of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - Female
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Females are 1.1 to 2.9 mm (0.043 to 0.114 inch) long, 0.6 to 1.8 mm (0.024 to 0.071 inch) wide (n=20), wingless, pink and sessile. The size of female varies according to the location of settling and presence of eggs inside the abdomen. Fertilized females produce a white ovisac, which could function as a barrier against natural enemies and a mechanism to increase humidity. After all eggs are laid, the female will decrease in size and die. Females feed all the time.

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Female of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - female Female of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - female

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