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Species Eriococcus lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Eggs of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia Nymphs of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) on the branches - Eriococcus lagerstroemia Male Prepupae and Male Pupae of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae)  - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - male Male of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - male Female of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - female Female of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Eriococcus lagerstroemiae) - Eriococcus lagerstroemia - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Coccoidea (Scales and Mealybugs)
Family Eriococcidae (Felt Scales)
Genus Eriococcus
Species lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle Bark Scale)
Range
Southern states. It keeps spreading.
Food
The introduced ornamental plant, crape myrtle
Life Cycle
The female lays eggs from May to September and then dies. First instar nymphs have legs and are mobile. There may be 2 to 3 generations a year
Remarks
Introduced from Asia. Found in Texas in 2004. It keeps spreading through southern states. It has become a serious pest of crape myrtle.
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