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spruce aphid - Cinara

spruce aphid - Cinara
Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, USA
June 18, 2013

I forwarded the specimen to Andy Jensen
his comments:

"I just spent some time trying to identify your aphid without success. It is certainly Cinara, but there are too many poorly known species on spruce, and your specimen tends to fall right in the middle of the some of the key couplets. One problem is that some species of Cinara are known from only one collection, sometimes only one specimen. Makes it very hard to get a confident identification except for the common species, which this appears not to be. It'll be filed away as Cinara sp. It's possible, but unlikely, one of the Cinara experts in North America might recognize it, even from the photo, such as Robert Foottit at the Canadian National Collection."

Cinara sp.
Moved from Aphids. det. Andy Jensen

no idea
bounced link to Andrew Jensen

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