Subject: Tick or Cinara Aphid
Location: North Florida
December 21, 2015 1:20 pm
Hi bugman. We found these bugs in our Christmas tree. I looked them up online and they seem to be the Cinara Aphid – but I don’t know if that’s just wishful thinking. Can you tell me what this is?
Happy Belated Holidays Lucas,
We have been away for the holidays and we did not read any WTB? emails while with family. Your identification request was the last we read, but alas, we could not respond before catching a jet plane. We are thrilled to find that you were able to self identify this sap sucking Aphid.
This is indeed a Giant Conifer Aphid in the genus Cinara.
We will not be responding to any additional emails until tomorrow.