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Wooly aphid



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.


Deciduous forest


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

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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 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 9 years ago

I agree that this is probably a Woolly Aphid.

Jellis 9 years ago

oops think I found it
Eriosomatinae - Woolly Aphids

Jellis 9 years ago

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

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New York, USA

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

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