Woolly Beech Aphid - Phyllaphis fagi
The aphids are covered entirely by white waxy filaments that are secreted from its body.
As soon as Beech comes into leaf.
Thought to be widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, but its presence is little recorded.
Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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