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Giant bark aphid

Longistigma caryae

Description:

This is the largest aphid in North America with adults averaging about 1/4 inch long. They also have long legs which makes them appear even larger. Males and some females are winged but egg laying females are wingless. They are brown with black markings (giving them somewhat of a mottled appearance) and have short, black cornicles. When alive they are often partially covered with a bluish white, waxy secretion. (information from BugGuide)

Habitat:

Forest

Notes:

Spotted at Oxley Nature Center.

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5 Comments

Very cool spotting, Aaron!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

Haha! Good point. Thanks so much for the ID. I like that the reference link on the BugGuide page is by my former university - Oklahoma State Univ. :-)

stho002
stho002 7 years ago

They don't call it the Giant bark aphid for nothing!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

That was fast! This is the largest aphid I have ever seen.

stho002
stho002 7 years ago

Aphid

Aaron_G
Spotted by
Aaron_G

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Nov 8, 2013
Submitted on Nov 9, 2013

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