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Black-veined-wing Aphid - Chaitophorus populicola

Black-veined-wing Aphid - Chaitophorus populicola
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
June 7, 2009

Moved from Aphids.

sorry -- nothing constructive...

same here...
Any idea what the host plant was?

You haven't started growing bananas in Canada have you?
My google search came up with something slightly close (Pentalonia), but it was a tropical banana aphid, so I laughed a little because I was so close to "there it is".

Found this
on Poplar, not sure what kind. On the same branch was this weird lettuce-like growth that had some aphids inside (they all dropped of before I saw them). Too bad my battery ran out when I saw it.

Was it like this? Many other images like it if you google 'poplar vagabond aphid,' which is Mordvilkoja vagabunda -- but a quick search didn't turn up any images of the aphid itself.

Not quite like that
I will try and get some pics of it soon. It literally looked exactly like a piece of lettuce and I had to check that it wasn't actually one!

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