Crapemyrtle Bark Scale

The Crapemyrtle bark scale is an invasive scale pest that infests the bark of crapemyrtles. We are a part of a multi-state collaborative team that, amongst many objectives, is determining best management strategies for this particular pest. To see information from the whole team, please visit

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Crapemyrtle Bark Scale


A new invasive scale of crape myrtles has recently been detected.  Current evidences suggest that the species is Eriococcus lagerostroemia, a native to the plant host to Lagerostroemia sp., also found in China, Japan, Korea, India, Mongolia, South Korea and United Kingdom.