Hackberry Woolly Aphid

Having no idea what I was looking at, I discovered this beautiful and unusual mobile fluff was in fact an insect called an Asian Hackberry Woolly Aphid Shivaphis celti. It seemed unpicky on its choice of lunch and wafted from plant to plant. It even let me hold it and take photos. Never have I seen anything like it before.

IMG_20160605_104451Dan Stratford

For further reading please visit http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74111.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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