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Be on the Lookout for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale!

Figure 1 Note the black sooty mold coating the layers of white and grey scale, believed to be crapemyrtle bark scale, Eriococcus lagerstroemiae. [Photo by Gary Knox] Crapemyrtle bark scale, Eriococcus laqerstroemia, is a new pest of crapemyrtle and is emerging as a major threat to crapemyrtles throughout Florida and the Southeast U.S.  This pest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/31/be-on-the-lookout-for-crapemyrtle-bark-scale/

Crapemyrtle Bark Scale in China – – – and in the U.S.?

Given crapemyrtle’s reputation for plant vigor and pest resistance, I was shocked to see Chinese crapemyrtles noticeably affected by a previously obscure pest.   Last November I had the privilege of traveling to China with Dave Creech (Stephen F. Austin University), Mengmeng Gu (Texas A&M) and Yan Chen (LSU-Hammond). Crapemyrtles, Lagerstroemia spp., are native to Asia, and China is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/18/crapemyrtle-bark-scale-in-china-and-in-the-u-s/