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Beech Blight Aphid  (?) - Grylloprociphilus imbricator

Beech Blight Aphid (?) - Grylloprociphilus imbricator
Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
August 4, 2013
(?) Beech Blight Aphid (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) (?) on American Beech tree (Fagus grandifolia)

Aside: Sooty Mold Fungus (Scorias spongiosa) sometimes grows selectively on the honeydew excreted by Beech Blight Aphids. The fungus initially resembles a yellow sponge but later turns black and produces spores which are dispersed by wind/ rain. The black masses are more obvious in the wintertime after the leaves have dropped.

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Beech Blight Aphid  (?) - Grylloprociphilus imbricator Beech Blight Aphid  (?) - Grylloprociphilus imbricator

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