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Clear-winged moth on alder aphid - Prociphilus tessellatus

Clear-winged moth on alder aphid - Prociphilus tessellatus
Goshen Pass on Maury River, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
June 15, 2006
I found these tiny insects on the underside of the leaves of a Hazel Alder (Alnus serrulata) growing in the shallow water at the edge of the river. I think the white fuzzy mass is a Woolly Alder Aphid(Prociphilus tessellatus).

Can anyone confirm this?

I understand that ants will tend these aphids for their sweet excretions.

Can anyone identify the insect with the clear wings and is it feeding off the aphid?

Thank you very much.

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Clear-winged moth on alder aphid - Prociphilus tessellatus Clear-winged moth on alder aphid - Prociphilus tessellatus

Moved

Moved
Moved from Aphids.

I think the winged creature is also an aphid
- they have wings when they mature.

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