Woolly oak aphids

16 Sep

A friend of mine in Fulshear just sent me these pictures. The white cottony/woolly stuff covering her oak tree caused an alarm. One thing I like about insects is that their names are so easy: descriptive adj. (sometimes absent)+ plant + bug name, as in this case woolly + oak + aphids! Good thing is that unless you’re VERY concerned about the appearance of the tree, not much needs to be done. More scientific description here.

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