Barklice

Subject:  bug
Geographic location of the bug:  sussex- county
Date: 08/30/2021
Time: 05:02 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  They are located on my maple tree in groups thur out the tree. Attaching a picture–Thank you for taking your time out to let me know
How you want your letter signe:  David

Barklice

Dear David,
We suspect you mean Sussex County, New Jersey.  Because of their large numbers, these Barklice look like they pose a threat to your tree, but they are actually quite benign.  They feed on lichens, not on the tree.

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