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Sun Oct 1, 2017, 07:49 AM

Does anyone have an idea of what this is?

On my daily hikes I see this whatever it is on some trees. Friends on the trails don't know, we desperately want to find out.

The video gets in focus at about halfway through. Was trying to get close up for detail but need to pull back for greater clarity. At least this time I didn't get my finger in the shot.

It kinda looks like some kind of fungus or so we thought. But it moves like an insect. On a very still day, no wind, it just is there with hardly any movement but if you blow on it just the least bit it starts wiggling around.


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Reply Does anyone have an idea of what this is? (Original post)
N_E_1 for Tennis Oct 2017 OP
jpak Oct 2017 #1
N_E_1 for Tennis Oct 2017 #2
tymorial Oct 2017 #4
tymorial Oct 2017 #3
N_E_1 for Tennis Oct 2017 #5
lunatica Oct 2017 #6

Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 07:54 AM

1. Scale inInsects

n/t

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 08:08 AM

2. Thanks jpak

Working with your great start I was able to find this name for them

Species Grylloprociphilus imbricator - Beech Blight Aphid
Or wooly aphid, which is easier to remember.

Thanks again

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 09:05 AM

4. Sorry I didn't scroll down to see that you already found it.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 09:04 AM

3. Aphids.

Insects

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Response to tymorial (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 02:29 PM

5. No matter, thanks for your input

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 05:10 PM

6. They dont harm the plants but they multiply like crazy

If you get Them on your plants in your yard they can be removed by washing them off with a water hose with a hard spray. Once they’re off the plant they die. There is no need to use pesticides.

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