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Beech blight aphid

Grylloprociphilus imbricator


Very small, about the size of ants. White fluffy tufts on the abdomen. When the wind blew or if you blew air in their direction they bob their abdomens back and forth mimicking wind blown cotton. They covered several small branches on a tree and did not appear to move much.


Small branches of smooth bark trees in the woods away from the trail


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1 Species ID Suggestions

DaniKautz 7 years ago
Beech blight aphid
Grylloprociphilus imbricator

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1 Comment

Kerry6 7 years ago

Looks like beech blight aphids.

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Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Oct 1, 2012
Submitted on Oct 2, 2012

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