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Wooly aphid

Eriosomatinae

Description:

A very small insect with a blue body. It has small wings, but didn't seem to use them. Instead it floated through the air apparently using it's fluffy white extensions that protrude from its back.

Habitat:

Deciduous forest

Notes:

Looked like a fluffy white seed that is dispersed via wind.

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5 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Awesome! Saw this a few days ago and it looked to me like a fly with a white sheet over it--like a ghost!

NSchwab
NSchwab 9 years ago

Thank you for your help. This is one of the coolest insects I have ever found! Glad I know what it is now.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

I agree that this is probably a Woolly Aphid.

Jellis
Jellis 9 years ago

oops think I found it
Eriosomatinae - Woolly Aphids

Jellis
Jellis 9 years ago

not sure but seen some talk. Maybe one of the nymph stages to Anormenis chloris

NSchwab
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New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 22, 2012

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