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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map