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Photo#169087
Strange White Thing

Strange White Thing
Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
August 27, 2006
This was so small down in the grass that I didn't know what I was shooting at the time, other than a white moving speck.

Not an expert
Maybe an expert can ID this, but it may be tough...
Dustywing Whitefly Barklice
Psyllid Aphid Scale

Well anyway I don't know but it may be hard.
Although the two little tails may help, they did make me double check aphids.

 
Thanks for the guesses!
I hadn't heard of some of those before. None of them have the "tails", though. I wish I had another angle of it, but like I said, it was so small I didn't even know what I was shooting.

 
Male scale insect.
This is actually a pretty remarkable image given how small the subject must be! I vote for a male scale insect of some kind.

 
That sounds plausible
though I haven't been able to find any pictures that look just like it. The form of this guy looks similar except he's lacking the tail filaments:


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