pest photo

F.W. Howard, University of Florida, Bugwood.org
Lobate lac scale
Paratachardina pseudolobata

Lobate lac scale (Paratachardina pseudolobata) is an insect pest of woody trees and shrubs. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Florida in 1999.

This insect prefers to infest smaller twigs and branches. Heavy infestations can cause branch dieback of the host.

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