Woolly Beech Aphid

Beech Blight Aphids Got Talent

The talented and uniquely entertaining Beech Blight Aphids (Grylloprociphilus imbricator) are taking the stage in Ohio. Some of the best line dancing can be seen in Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve in Wayne County, OH. Jim Chatfield (OSU Extension Emeritus) and I observed chorus lines of beech blight aphids shaking their derrieres on their namesake host in the Preserve last week.
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Joe Boggs

Sticky, Dripping European Beech

I'm a fan of beech (Fagus spp., family Fagaceae) from American beech (F. grandifolia) to European beech (F. sylvatica) to beechwood-aged potations (F. beerlignumia). Members of the genus have long been considered relatively free of serious insect pest and disease problems. Unfortunately, beech bark disease and the enigmatic beech leaf disease are changing that perception.
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Joe Boggs