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Tree Cattle are Harmless

Glistening webbing formed by tree cattle (psocids) Photo credit: Doug Caldwell, University of Florida Many people are noticing small insects on trunks and branches of their trees. When disturbed, these insects move in a group and are commonly called tree cattle because of this herding habit. They are ¼ inch brownish-black insects with white markings. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/03/tree-cattle-are-harmless-2/

Tree Cattle are Harmless

Tree cattle webbing. Photograph by Douglas L. Caldwell, University of Florida Many people are noticing small insects on trunks and branches of their trees. When disturbed, these insects move in a group and are commonly called tree cattle because of this herding habit. They are ¼ inch brownish-black insects with white markings. Some people assume …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/tree-cattle-are-harmless/