Photographs by Gary Knox and Ed Gilman, University of Florida. 2014). The most effective of these seem to be twice-stabbed lady beetles, such as Chilocorus stigma and Chilocorus cacti (Cai et al. Figure 12. L. (Myrtales: Lythraceae) (Figure 1). According to Texas AgriLife Extension, this harmful pest is newly introduced from the Far East. Photograph by Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org. In its na-tive range, this scale, tentatively identified as crape myrtle bark scale (CMBS, Eriococ- This nonnative scale was first detected in the United States in The insect was first noted in McKinney, Texas (self-designated as America’s “crapemyrtle city”), in 2005 and had spread throughout most of the Dallas-Fort Worth area by … Madden passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at an Oklahoma City hospital. 2014). For a complet e list of products available for managing scale insects in nurseries, see Oklahoma . Prevention of spread: Human-assisted, long distance movement of plant material via the nursery and landscape trades is most likely how this species becomes established in new regions. Cai X, Dou H, Gu M, Merchant M, Vafaie E. 2015. After the first molt, nymphs lose their legs and become sessile, settling in-place to feed and grow (Wang et al. As of early 2018, crapemyrtle bark scale has not yet been reported in Florida, however, it has been found in Alabama and Georgia and is expected eventually to spread into Florida. Based on regional climates in the U.S., scientists have generated predictions of where this insect may spread. Crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana), infestation with sooty mold covering the bark. Crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana), bleeds pink when damaged. This species was formerly known as Eriococcus lagerstroemiae Kuwana, so this name may be found in many publications. Native to Asia, the crape scale bark scale first was reported in the United States during 2004 on crape myrtles in a landscape plant nursery in Richardson, Texas (Dallas County). However, it is not yet clear what role this plant may play in the spread of crapemyrtle bark scale. 2016). Most new infestations have been found in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Several species of lady beetle larvae feeding on an infestation of Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana). Any sharp point can be used to break open the white felt-like covering to see if a female scale is moist and alive, or has clusters of pink eggs present (Layton 2015, Robbins et al. Additional Resources More mature scale insects are white to gray and up to 2 mm in length. As mentioned earlier, the best way to maintain a Crapemyrtles size is to plant a known cultivar that will mature at the desired height. Encrustations of scale insects remain on a plant long after the insect has died, so it can be helpful to scrape some scales to determine if they are still living. Monitor for ants moving up and down crapemyrtle trees. and also on American beautyberry (Lamiales: Verbenaceae: Callicarpa americana L.). 2014, Gu et al. Crape myrtle flowers do not have nectar, but their “feeder pollens” are … Figure 1. Resources - Layton, B. 2017. Since its introduction, it has spread to Louisiana, Florida, Oklahoma, California, and Arkansas. 2016). Photograph by Erfan Vafaie, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. If you find crapemyrtle bark scale in an area not yet reported, specimens must first be confirmed by the FDACS Department of Plant Industry (DPI) so that they can publish a first report and take any necessary regulatory actions. 2014). Heavy infestations are easily seen due to abundant black sooty mold and patches of the white or gray scales on the trunk, branches, and twigs of crapemyrtle. It is unknown how the scale life cycle might adapt in Florida, and more research on the life cycle is in progress to see if there is a predictable pattern. Leaves coated in sooty mold photosynthesize less, which may translate to reduced tree growth (Layton 2015, Wang et al. ... (Pluke et al., 2005). Although crapemyrtle bark scale has not yet been found on other hosts in North America, it has been reported feeding on a number of other species in Asia and Hungary (See http://scalenet.info for a full list). Most new infestations have been found in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Note: There are a several common names for Lagerstroemia species (e.g., crapemyrtle, crape myrtle, crepe myrtle) and these sometimes carry over to the scale insect’s common name, such as crape myrtle bark scale. Heavy infestations of crapemyrtle bark scale produce sufficient honeydew to coat leaves, stems and bark of the tree. Using this information, north Florida is at a moderate to high risk of becoming infested (Wang et al. Figure 13. 18, No. 2016. Oklahoma, T ennessee, T exas and Virginia (Figure 2). Most crepe myrtles in gardens are selections of L. indica or hybrids of that specie… Managing Scale Insects on Ornamental Plants h�bbd```b``� �3@$�V�6�.�l`�1X�C0�"Y��li0�&����`� �QDrE�٦ rF�d,� b�N��M�L�ρՈ�? 2014, Layton 2015). Crapemyrtle Bark Scale Resource Website (StopCMBS) Any stage of the scale can overwinter, especially the nymphs, which can be found nearly year-round. 2014). It is unknown how the scale life cycle might adapt in Florida, and more research on the life cycle is in progress to see if there is a predictable pattern. Buy from reputable nurseries who are knowledgeable about crapemyrtle bark scale and inspect outgoing plants (Robbins et al. Crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana), close-up of infestation. Available online: https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/ 2012/Online_Resources/Census_of_Horticulture_Specialties/ (5 May 2018). Since then, it spread rapidly. endstream endobj 213 0 obj <. Crapemyrtle bark scale is an exotic insect pest from Asia. Crapemyrtle Bark Scale Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) 2018. 2016). Crape myrtle bark scale is relatively easy to identify. %%EOF It's easy to spot. Callicarpa americana, however, is native to the United States. Vafaie EK., and Knight CM. Crepe myrtle scale arrived here a few years ago as an accidental import from Asia. The primary damage from crapemyrtle bark scale is aesthetic rather than being severely harmful to the tree. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. Adult females are felt-like white or gray encrustations that stick to crape myrtle parts ranging from small twigs to large trunks. García Morales M, Denno BD, Miller DR, Miller GL, Ben-Dov Y, Hardy NB. �pm`����X�p�!f�i� �"^>*s�ή>{��� ���n��2���@�``�qӬ;����G�@�` �n- Studies show that some common pesticides (e.g., pyrethroids) cause scale populations to increase. 2014). Other nymphs form a white, felt-like sac and develop into prepupa and then to pupa further inside, eventually pupating to emerge as tiny, winged adult males (alates). Figure 2. Dead scales are dry and flakey, but live crapemyrtle bark scales exude a ruby pink color when crushed. Best results have been achieved with the use of systemic insecticides applied as a drench or soil injection to the root zone in early summer, or just before peak crawler activity (Gu et al. 2015, Wang et al. Although this alone will not control an infestation, it can physically remove many female scales and egg masses, making the chemical treatment more effective (Gu et al. On new growth and in heavy infestations, the scales may be distributed more uniformly on the branch (Figs. Dr. Mengmeng Gu at Texas A&M is currently conducting research on additional U.S. host plants. Life cycle by April Martin and Xavier Martini, University of Florida. In addition, biological control will not eradicate an invasive population. Imports of crapemyrtle to these areas should be inspected carefully. Gu M, Merchant M, Robbins J, Hopkins J. Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Identification and Control, Publication 2938. Contact Us Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center 2500 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 The scale is a sucking insect that feeds on the phloem (sap) of plants. As of spring 2018, crapemyrtle bark scale was reported in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. 254 0 obj <>stream During the first stage (also called crawlers) the nymphs are mobile and can spread to new woody growth of the plant. Imports of crapemyrtle to … 2014). crape myrtle has never before been report-ed as a host plant for azalea bark scale. Mississippi State University Extension. The bark scale is in a classification of scale insects known as felt scales, and has an appearance similar to a puffed up grain of white rice. The crape myrtle bark scale, Eriococcus lagerstroemiae Kuwana, is a newly introduced insect pest of crape myrtle, Lagerstroemia spp. 212 0 obj <> endobj At that time, early detection and treatment will be critical to minimize further spread within the state. One of the first signs of this insect is black sooty mold on the bark and leaves. doi: 10.1093/database/bav118. Nymphs that hatch from the eggs (a) are highly mobile and are called “crawlers” (b). Figure 4. We addressed the crape myrtle bark scale in this column last year, but some of the recommendations made by OSU regarding control have changed. Plant Disease or Insect Diagnostic Request Form; Equal Employment Opportunity; Crape Myrtle Most of the scales are likely to be on the upper branches and on small twigs. Cultural control: Some observations suggest that crapemyrtle bark scale infestations may be correlated to shade levels, adding credence to the recommendation that crapemyrtles should be planted in full-sun locations (Cai et al. Since 2013, in the city of Germantown, there has been a suspicious decrease in the health and appearance of one of the South’s ubiquitous flowering tree species, the crepe myrtle. Figure 6. CMBS might be able to overwinter in the adult female and egg life stages, and crawlers and later stage nymphs have been observed overwintering under the loose bark and in cracks and crevices of crapemyrtles in our area. Figure 5. Applications should not be made if the tree is in flower, and all pollinator protection requirements on the label must be followed to minimize risk. Each female lays about 60 to 250 eggs, which may over-winter within their ovisacs, and then hatch during mid- to late April to May. Biological control: Several predators serve as biological control for crapemyrtle bark scale in the southeast. Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Identification and Control Crape myrtle bark scale (CMBS) is a serious new threat to southern crape myrtles. In the future, plant selection may play an important role in management. Counties with verified reports of crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana), as of May, 2018. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Plant Propagators’ Society. the third generation. BILL SEVIER/For the Tulsa World. Branch dieback and stunted growth has been occasionally observed, but is probably not a primary concern. It is widely distributed through most of North America (Merchant et al. The crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus (=Eriococcus) lagerstromiae(Kuwana), was first confirmed in the USA in 2004 in the landscape near Dallas (TX), although it was likely introduced earlier. One adult, several pre-pupae, and many pupae of twice-stabbed lady beetle after feeding on an infestation of Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana). It was found in Oklahoma County in 2015. Bark Scale along the branch of a Crape Myrtle. 2016. 2016). As of spring 2018, crapemyrtle bark scale was reported in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Up close, CMBS is whit… 237 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<8AAF0346A0485049BE474FD0E5DE3241>]/Index[212 43]/Info 211 0 R/Length 120/Prev 872263/Root 213 0 R/Size 255/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream When one of the females is crushed, a pink blood-like fluid is released. Some nymphs continue through incomplete metamorphosis (do not pupate) to become immobile adult females. He was born March 3, 1979, at Ada, Oklahoma to David… WILLIAMS, Leota Feb 10, 1938 - Dec 17, 2020 The scale insect is widely distributed in Asia, especially China, which is thought to be its native range. Irish Green found and reported the first case of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale in Cleveland County August 2016 (confirmed by Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory at Oklahoma State University). The eggs remain protected within the white colored ovisacs until the crawlers (immatures) hatch and disperse onto the branches. 2015). In August, the first documented case in South Carolina was found by skilled Historic Columbia horticulturist Keith Mearns. Figure 9. 7: 33-34. doi. Figure 7. Crape myrtle bark scale is a relatively recent pest that is affecting crepe myrtle trees in a growing area across the southeastern United States. Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale. The most likely culprit is a scale insect found in China, Japan, and Korea. Eriococcus lagerstroemiae, also known as crape myrtle scale, is a small insect that infests crape myrtle trees.It was first seen in Dallas, Texas in 2004 and was thought to be brought in through illegal trade. Only the nymphs and adult females feed and secrete honeydew, which can lead to sooty mold growth (Wang et al. 2015, Wang et al. This scale lives and thrives on crape myrtle, suggesting a different identity for it. 2014, Layton 2015). The adult female secretes waxy threads that form a white, felt-like covering around her body and she can lay approximately 100-300 pink eggs underneath this protective covering. Department of Plant Industry (DPI) Sample Submission The current chemical recommendations may be extremely toxic to bees and other pollinators that feed on crapemyrtle pollen. 2015. Plant removal and chemical control are the most effective ways to do this. Crape myrtle bark scale (CMBS) is not deadly to most crape myrtles, but can affect the quality of the plants and greatly the health and longevity in the landscape, according to Haase. The crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus (=Eriococcus) lagerstroemiae (Kuwana), is an invasive felt scale in the family Eriococcidae (or Acanthococcidae, as the taxonomy of this family is still being debated). Always inspect crapemyrtles carefully before purchasing or planting, especially if they originated from parts of the southeast where crapemyrtle bark scale is already established. Figure 11. Because crapemyrtle is one of the only summer-blooming trees in the landscape, reduction in flower quality and longevity due to heavy infestations is also concerning (Cai et al. By 2014, DNA and morphological tests helped scientists identify this species as Acanthococcus (=Eriococcus) lagerstroemiae, a felt scale from Asia that is known to feed on crapemyrtle species. The small CMBS males are winged and will fly to find females and to mate. Using this information, north Florida is at a moderate to high risk of becoming infested (Wang et al. h�b```f``Z���� l� ̀ �,@Q���=��|8�����2�����^dz��I�No�CI�XGG30x������6��4��# -�`3L0F1�7� They are top-sellers in the nursery trade, with the annual wholesale value estimated to be $66 million in 2014 (2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties). This may occur when purchasing and moving new plants, or when hauling infested branches away from a site for disposal. Robbins J, Hopkins J, Merchant M, Gu M. 2014. Some nymphs form a white sac and develop into prepupa (c) and then to pupa further inside, before becoming an alate male (e). 2014, Robbins et al. Photograph by Gary Brooks, Bayer Crop Science, Bugwood.org. Photograph by Jim Robbins, University of Arkansas CES, Bugwood.org. For example, it does not feed on crapemyrtle and is primarily a pest on azaleas (Rhododendron species). Once the mated females produce their ovisacs (egg-containing capsules) and lay eggs, they die. 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties. Much research is needed before cultivar or hybrid selection can be incorporated into management plans. The adult female is usually about 2 mm long and has a distinctive gray-white, felt-like covering. 2016). Comparison of normal blossoms (top row) and damaged blossoms (bottom row) caused by crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana). Crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana), adult females and opened egg sacs. It is also found in Japan, Korea, and India (Cai et al. To keep a crape myrtle at a manageable height, prune moderately by removing all twiggy growth back to main branch from which it emerged. The females (d-f) do not enter the pre-pupal stage, and start producing eggs following mating with the male. Knox G, Gu M, Merchant M, Vafaie E, Chen Y, Robbins J. Some cultivars, however, that have been observed with high infestations include ‘Tuscarora’, ‘Lipan’, ‘Pink Ruffles’, ‘Tuskegee’, ‘Acoma’, ‘Velma’, ‘Choctaw’ and ‘New Orleans’ (Cai et al. 2016) However, despite the predation by these and other lady beetle species, their control often comes too late in the season to prevent damage from the scales and sooty mold (Gu et al. Mechanical control: Prior to treatment of heavily infested plants, it can be helpful to wash the reachable branches with a mild soap solution and a soft scrubbing brush. 2015). }�L@�%�]��H�?��G� �l Thousands of scales encrusting the bark will literally turn it white. As with most insects, there are several life stages and the appearance of CMBS changes with the stages. Be careful not to make an infestation worse by applying pesticides that have not been recommended by authorities. 2017. The crape myrtle bark scale is easy to identify because it is the only scale insect to infest crape myrtles. Chemical control: Because crapemyrtle bark scale is not yet found in Florida, any discovered populations should be eradicated as soon as possible to slow further spread within the state. They actively search for adult females. Wang Z, Chen Y, Gu M, Vafaie E, Merchant M, Diaz R. 2016. A relatively-new (first reports in 2004 in Richardson) insect pest, Eriococcus lagerostroemia, is attacking crape myrtles in North Texas.Crape Myrtle Bark Scale was very likely introduced from Asia and has been spreading around the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and north into Oklahoma. The males are pink, with two long white filaments at the tip of the abdomen, and have no mouthparts. Bill Sevier for the Tulsa World Chen Y, Merchant M, Vafaie E, Gu M, Robbins J. It is one of the only scales known to infest crape myrtles. In the southeast U.S., there seems to be two to four overlapping generation cycles per year. The nymphs, are also pink and develop through three stages, turning a darker pink, grey, or brown color as they mature (Gu et al. UF/IFAS Extension: Crapemyrtle Publications, https://www.eddmaps.org/cmbs/distribution.cfm, Crapemyrtle Bark Scale Resource Website (StopCMBS), Crapemyrtle Bark Scale Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS), Department of Plant Industry (DPI) Sample Submission, Managing Scale Insects on Ornamental Plants, UF/IFAS Extension: Crapemyrtle Publications, Crape myrtle bark scale management updates, Crape myrtle bark scale: A new exotic pest, EHT-049, Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Identification and Control, Publication 2938, Crapemyrtle Bark Scale: A New Insect Pest, FSA7086. When scouting large trees, it is important to look not just at the trunk and lower branches. Crape myrtle scale is the only scale insect to infest crape myrtles. It threatens to turn what has his-torically been a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape tree into an unsightly, high-maintenance landscape tree. Black sooty mold fungi then grow on the honeydew and can result in blackened shrubs, lawn, mulch, concrete, and the crapemyrtle tree itself. American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana). 2014. 2016). The IAS crape myrtle bark scale was first detected in Texas in 2004 and is now found in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. endstream endobj startxref Activity resumes early in the spring, and the number of crawlers seems to peak around the beginning of summer, and again in late summer (Robbins et al. In one year, there could be at least two generations of CMBS. Bark scale originates from China and was brought to the U.S. in 2010. 2018, Wang et al. This new host record is concerning, because American beautyberry is widely distributed in natural areas, roadsides, and urban sites in the southeast. Biology and potential impacts of the emerging pest, crapemyrtle bark scale. Lagerstroemia species are native to the same region in Asia as crapemyrtle bark scale and is a preferred host. Bark and Systemic Insecticidal Control of. Photograph by Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bugwood.org, #5515604. Because crapemyrtle bark scale is not yet established in Florida, any discovered populations should be eradicated as soon as possible. This will give the plant a more uniform appearance. It looks like a white speck stuck to the bark of a trunk or branch. On old growth, the scale insects may be aggregated around pruning wounds or branch crotches, whereas distribution is typically more uniform on new growth where the small, pink juveniles (called crawlers) have recently spread and established. %PDF-1.5 %���� 2014). As it feeds, it excretes a sugary solution known as “honeydew” (similar to aphids, whiteflies, and other sucking insects). 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