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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - Adelges tsugae

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - Adelges tsugae
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 9, 2011
Are these Mindarus sp. aphids?

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Looks like a hemlock with adelgids to me
Are you sure it's yew? Yew should have green twigs.

 
There was a patch of these along the edge of a path through woods, about 2 feet tall. Maybe they were young hemlocks, but it sure reminded me of yews.

 
I does resemble hemlock (Tsug
I does resemble hemlock (Tsuga canadensis). Charley is right, yew usually has green or tan twigs. Just out of curiosity, are we seeing the tops or the undersides of the needles?

 
Undersides of needles
Corey, thanks for the second opinion on the hemlock.

 
thanks
The only reason I asked is because there are often two parallel white lines on the undersides of hemlocks, like here. Maybe they are just faint due to the fact that the tree is young.

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