Subject: Unique bug
Location: City park of Iron Mountain Michigan
October 23, 2015 9:19 pm
I was at the park with my son, a tiny little bug landed on me. I have never seen this type before, I tried to find out what it is but am having no luck. I am hoping this site will help me find my answer. It’s getting to the end of fall.
Signature: Amanda

Woolly Aphid

Woolly Aphid

Dear Amanda,
Your insect is a Woolly Aphid in the subfamily Eriosomatinae, and you can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Nearly all members of this subfamily alternate between host plants, generally with a woody primary host (on which overwintering eggs are laid, and on which some species induce galls) and an herbaceous secondary host.”

Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan

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