Crape Myrtle

Asked March 3, 2016, 3:48 PM EST

Good afternoon, I was not sure who to reach out to to find out what this is growing on my crape myrtle tree. Would you be able to assist me? I will include a picture. I live in Arnold Maryland and wanted to make sure this was not something to be concerned about. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks you, Stephanie Harmon

Anne Arundel County Maryland beneficial insect insect id

1 Response

This is the egg mass of the assassin bug or wheel bug. They are considered predators and feed on many other insects. Do not destroy them but do not handle them either. http://extension.umd.edu/ipm/assassin-bugs-generalist-predatory-bug

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