Spiny Witch Hazel Gall Aphid for PA - Hamamelistes spinosus
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 6, 2010
Size: Leaf ~3 inches
Insects, mites, galls, fungus? No idea what this fuzzy, granular stuff is. There are small crawling insects that I can't get a good enough photo of, some aphids, and lady beetles enthusiastically eating it. (I watched, they ate the fuzzy stuff and not the aphids. Well, also the aphids.)
I'm adding more pictures of the leaves, flowers, and bark in the hopes that someone can identify the tree. It's an ornamental weeping birch but I don't know the species.
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