Identity bug

Asked June 27, 2017, 4:49 PM EDT

Need to identify these bugs found on crepe myrtle trees. Pictures attached.

Baltimore County Maryland insect issues

1 Response

These are barklice. Barklice are often found on smooth-barked trees and shrubs, like crape myrtle. Barklice do not feed on living plants. They feed on lichens, decaying organic matter, dead insects, molds, fungi and pollen. No control is necessary.