Barklice

Powell Smith
Extension Associate - Horticulture

Barklice are small and with few exceptions, inconspicuous insects. They are soft-bodied insects usually less than ¼-inch in length with long antennae and two pairs of wings carried folded over their backs. They are common on trees, and some species construct quite conspicuous webs on the bark of the trunks and large limbs. It is usually this webbing that attracts the attention of passersby in the coastal plain counties of South Carolina in late summer.

To learn more about these interesting insects, see HGIC 2365, Barklice.

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