woolly adelgid

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an insect that feeds on hemlocks

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The hemlock woolly adelgid is a poppyseed-sized invasive insect that hitched a ride from southern Japan - probably on an ornamental hemlock tree - and landed in Richmond, Va.
Infestations of the hemlock woolly adelgid have been confirmed in 41 counties in Pennsylvania, sometimes endangering trees whose grace and beauty dominate many of the most attractive forested residential and high-use recreation areas in the state.
A related sap-sucking insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (believed native to Asia), has been killing eastern hemlocks in Virginia for 40 years and is spreading north and south.
While forests south of New England have been stripped of all or most hemlocks by the woolly adelgid, there is no certainty as to what effect the tiny insect will have on the hemlocks that shade long stretches of the east branch of the Swift River, one of the primary tributaries feeding the reservoir.
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.
The scientists scouted primarily for Spider Mites, which along with the Woolly Adelgid, were the single-most destructive annual pests afflicting the North Carolina Fraser fir.
The hemlock woolly adelgid, an aphid-like pest, has made its way up the East Coast and is now being reported in Massachusetts.
Pennsylvania's state tree is under deadly attack by the Hemlock woolly adelgid," said DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti, "and our Bureau of Forestry has mounted a comprehensive and science-based battle plan that addresses both the non-native, invasive insect and the invaluable forest species it is killing.
The reason being, is that the bitter cold kills the hemlock's adversary, the hemlock woolly adelgid, a tiny insect pest.
The name of this bug is the hemlock woolly adelgid.
Hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae Annand (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), is an exotic insect species capable of rapidly reducing populations of eastern hemlock throughout the eastern United States (McClure & Fergione 1977; Buck et al.
But over the last few decades, the eastern and Carolina hemlocks have been under attack by a small sucking insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), or HWA.
The latest threat to the forest emerged in 2002 when another Asian woolly adelgid that kills hemlock, another keystone species of the forest, entered the park.
Eastern hemlock is currently being threatened by the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), a defoliating insect.
They will also help you become aware of looming forest pest troubles, like gypsy moths or woolly adelgid (which targets hemlock trees).