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Species Hormaphis hamamelidis - Witch Hazel Cone Gall Aphid

Witch-hazel Cone Gall Aphid?? - Hormaphis hamamelidis Horned gall aphids - Hormaphis hamamelidis Gall bottom - Hormaphis hamamelidis gall - Hormaphis hamamelidis galls - Hormaphis hamamelidis Red cone with a green tip - Hormaphis hamamelidis Found in Central Park. - Hormaphis hamamelidis Witch Hazel Cone Gall (?) - Hormaphis hamamelidis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Aphidoidea
Family Aphididae (Aphids)
Subfamily Hormaphidinae (Witch Hazel Gall Aphids and Palm Aphids)
Genus Hormaphis
Species hamamelidis (Witch Hazel Cone Gall Aphid)
Food
Host plant is witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Remarks
At lower altitudes they have a secondary host: river birch (Betula nigra) but at higher ones they have fewer generations and only one host, witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana). They may be two separate species.