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wooly aphids???

wooly aphids???
Banks of the Arkansas River, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA
August 21, 2004
Found on willow trees where the trunks were covered with a wooly mass.

Is this a fungal infection?
Since its all over the trunk as well it makes me think fungal infection that got the aphids and maybe that's why they're so hard to ID?

Thanks natalie, that makes sense.

Moved from unidentified woolly aphids--discontinuing that section.

Don't know this one.


Moved from Masked Hunter.


aphids, i suspect
will ask around

I'll admit that the top one does resemble a R. personatus nymph in habitus but they are, in all probability, aphids of some kind.

Masked Hunter?
The upper one's shape is very similar to that of a masked hunter nymph.

But the bottom one has
vertically folded wings?


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