Pickle Springs Natural Area, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, USA December 28, 2007 Size: Colony length ~4in
I found this colony of plant-parasitic hemipteran insects on a small branch of a small hop hornbeam tree (Ostrya virginiana). As insects of this type go, the individuals are rather big. There was another colony on another branch in the same tree and some isolated scale insects above that colony. I didn't see any other colonies on any other trees in the area.
Contributed by Ted C. MacRae on 29 December, 2007 - 4:34pm Last updated 31 October, 2009 - 1:07am
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