Subject: Unknown bug
Location: Southwesr kansas.
May 18, 2016 4:51 pm
Found about 6 or 7 of these on my sweatshirt when was cutting branches off tree. Not sure what they are.
Were you by chance pruning a willow or a cottonwood tree? This is a Giant Willow Aphid, Tuberolachnus salignus, a species that according to BugGuide is: “Non native, introduced from Europe around 1872. Considered a minor pest.”