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Bug of the Week: Colorful Aphids on Oaks

A few years ago I found these colorful nymphs on a local cork oak tree.

oak-aphid-nymphs-psI figured they were aphids, but I wasn't sure what kind.

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Looking at BugGuide, I found out they are oak aphids in genus Myzocallis.

oak-aphids-3-psGiven their striking color patterns, I wish I got some better photographs.

Have you ever seen aphids on oak trees? What color were they?

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