Lobate Lac Scale on Wax Myrtle

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Florida and Hawaii have climates that are similar enough that we often share invasive species. Lobate lac scale (more properly the PSEUDO lobate lac scale) is one of them. It took years for the lobate lac scale to move from Florida to Hawaii but it did. Most reports state it isn’t much of a problem there, but wax mytrle is still a species that is heavily impacted. I found this tree which was mostly dead. 

© Darcy Oishi 2017