Woolly Beech Aphid - Phyllaphis fagi

Description

The aphids are covered entirely by white waxy filaments that are secreted from its body.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On Beech.

When to see it

As soon as Beech comes into leaf.

UK Status

Thought to be widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, but its presence is little recorded.

VC55 Status

Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map