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Subfamily Calaphidinae

Floating Fluff - no wait, it's Flying Fluff - Shivaphis celti Hickory aphid - Monellia microsetosa Paper birch aphid Calaphidinae aphid on a white birch bud Aphids on Southern Live Oak - Neosymydobius Aphid on post oak - Myzocallis Oak Aphid  - Neosymydobius paucisetosus Drepanaphis aphid. ?? - Tuberculatus pallidus
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 Calaphidinae
Remarks
A note from Andy Jensen regarding the images of birch-feeding aphids here (5/2/2010):

"Tree aphids are not my strongest area, but I have collected off Betulaceae enough to know that what I think might be Euceraphis often turns out to be Calaphis when seen mounted on slides. I have little experience with them in the field, and cannot confidently recognize the genera from photos. I think some of the fuzzy-legged things in your photos are Calaphis. So, my recommendation is to not put a genus name on many of them in any confident way.

"That said, I can confirm that the 103445 species is a Euceraphis. The others I am not so sure about."