Kleidocerys resedae I think
Location: Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
August 23, 2011 11:52 am
hello bugman, I noticed those little insects (~4mm) clustered on the end leaves of our white birch and also on the maple tree next to it, but much more so on the birch, they seem to feed off the stems or actual seeds of the tree. I don’t think there’s anything to be concerned even if that tree has been attacked by fungus in the past and is likely not going to last another decade?
I found it in bugguide but not on your site, but perhaps it goes by another name? Thank you! 🙂
Thanks so much for taking the time to self identify your Birch Catkin Bugs, Kleidocerys resedae, and BugGuide is a wonderful place to search for North American species, however, as you must know, this can sometimes take considerable time. We really appreciate you saving us some time, yet providing us with a posting of a new species for our site.