Scale insects, like P. quercifex – visible here as brown clumps – thrive on oak trees in urban environments, where heat typically surpasses temperatures in rural locations.
Scale insects, like P. quercifex – visible here as brown clumps – thrive on oak trees in urban environments, where heat typically surpasses temperatures in rural locations. CLYDE SORENSON NCSU
Scale insects, like P. quercifex – visible here as brown clumps – thrive on oak trees in urban environments, where heat typically surpasses temperatures in rural locations. CLYDE SORENSON NCSU

Oak-eating pests boom in Carolinas as city heat drives wasps away

April 12, 2015 4:00 PM

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