Tree Cattle

Subject:  Bugs on crape myrtle
Geographic location of the bug:  Virginia
Date: 10/01/2021
Time: 06:30 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found these bugs swarming all over our crape myrtles. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
How you want your letter signed:  Deb Hammond


Dear Deb,
These are Barklice which are commonly called Tree Cattle and they are benign.  They feed on lichens and they will not harm your crape myrtle.  We do not provide extermination advice.

AKA Tree Cattle

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