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Unknown Fuzzy Insect

Unknown Fuzzy Insect
Newport News, Virginia, USA
June 4, 2006
Size: approx. 1/4" - 1/2"
Any help with ID is appreciated!


fuzzy bug
this is a hemlock wooly adelgid.

I don't think this is HWA
I don't think this is a Hemlock Wolly Adelgid (HWA). Its rather large for HWA and looks a lot like Paraprociphilus tesselatus (woolly alder aphid) See Johnson and Lyons "Insects that Feed on Trees and Shrubs" pg 305. This is not a definitive ID, but the abdominal markings, color, and size are highly suggestive.

Moved from Aphids.

That's cute!

Woolly Aphid.
Fine image of a winged woolly aphid of some kind, family Aphididae.

Thanks for the ID Eric!

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