Adelges piceae

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Related to Balsam woolly adelgid: Adelges piceae, balsam woolly aphid
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Synonyms for Adelges piceae

a variety of adelgid

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A close cousin of the hemlock adelgid, the balsam woolly adelgid has consumed 90 percent of the red-spruce Fraser fir trees found in the southern Appalachian Mountains, including those in Shenandoah National Park.
Fraser firs, crowning the highest mountains in the southern Appalachians, have been almost exterminated by the balsam woolly adelgid, an insect brought to Maine on nursery stock from Europe around 1908.
At high elevations in North Carolina, the balsam woolly adelgid (aphid) seems to be the culprit in the highly visible death of Fraser firs.
When Gerard Hertel says that the balsam woolly adelgid has killed the Fraser firs and left acres of brown skeletons on North Carolina's highest mountain, few people believe it.