Pine bark adelgid

Pine bark adelgid - Eastern white pine trunk covered with white woolly substance secreted by adelgids
  • Latin name: Pineus strobi (Hartig)
  • French name: Puceron de l'écorce du pin
  • Order: Homoptera
  • Family: Adelgidae
Description

Distribution

Eastern Canada, British Columbia

Micro-habitat(s)

Twig, Branch, Trunk

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Pine bark adelgid

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Sap-feeding : Feeds on plant sap.
    • Piercing-sucking: Has specialized mouthparts for sucking the fluids from plants, thereby causing deformities or killing the affected plant sections.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

Eastern white pine

Photos
  • Pine bark adelgid Branch covered by white cottony materiel secreted by adelgids
  • Pine bark adelgid Branch covered by white cottony materiel secreted by adelgids
  • Pine bark adelgid Close-up of white wooly substance covering adelgids
  • Pine bark adelgid Affected eastern white pine
  • Pine bark adelgid Eastern white pine trunk covered with white woolly substance secreted by adelgids
  • Pine bark adelgid Eastern white pine trunk covered with white woolly substance secreted by adelgids
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