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birch catkin bug - Kleidocerys resedae

birch catkin bug - Kleidocerys resedae
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
March 26, 2008
Size: Maybe around 4 mm?
Could this be a birch catkin bug (Kleidocerys resedae)? I can't imagine where the nearest birch tree would be! PA? We have mostly tall pines, some oak, and then suburban landscaping (dogwood, apple, crape-myrtle, etc.). I don't think there is a birch for miles.

Thats it. They may feed on other plants besides just birch, I don't know.

My wife with the botany background assures me, I just don't know what a birch looks like. It seems they are not all 50 foot tall white "telephone poles" found in the adirondacks. Several different kinds were found on a short walk through our neighborhood. Sorry :-(

I moved for the NJ data, and anecdote about "no birch". Please frass if not needed.

It sure looks....
similar to the ones I saw recently. There are some images in the guide that I took. (just noticed they were on the page you linked to)

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