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Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9140429

These things are at the base of a crape myrtle and it appears they have come from the ground beneath them They are too big to be aphids and when I approach them they spread out in what looks like a football stadium wave.

Any ideas?

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Minot, ND

May 27, 2012
9:49 AM

Post #9140455

Bark lice, aka 'tree cattle' - harmless.


mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9140538

alice, i had those on a tree in the keys and remember having a devil of a time finding an ID. tg for dg.
ps. those aren't like the ones i told you about on my crinum this morning...should have taken a photo before i soaped them.

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