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Subject:  Strange bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Beaufort, NC
Date: 05/29/2018
Time: 07:06 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We have recently seen these bugs on a crepe murtle tree
How you want your letter signed:  Curious

Barklice

Dear Curious,
These are benign Barklice, commonly called Tree Cattle.  They will not harm your tree. 

Thank you so. I hope for the quick reply.  I had previously sent the same photos to our pest control company and they told me the bugs treehopping nymphs that should be eradicated (for a price of course). It would appear that they were wrong.  I did look up about barklice and I know now that I should check the tree to see if it is healthy or not
Thanks again and what a great service this site does
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Beaufort, North Carolina

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