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F.W. Howard, University of Florida,

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.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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