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Crape Myrtle Scale

Crape Myrtle Scale

Introduction

Crape myrtle bark scale is an invasive insect which appears as white, waxy encrustations on the trunk and limbs of infested shrubs. The scale has caused significant mortality as it has begun to spread across the United States.

Identification

Current Situation

Management

What Can You Do?

Resources

Contacts

Nathan Hoover

Forest Health Forester
(615) 289-7373
Nathan.Hoover@tn.gov