and confirmation—Woolly apple aphids
Woolly apple aphids can be distinguished from other aphids by the waxy white or gray substance they
secrete over their body surface. They may be confused with mealybugs; their waxy coating on makes them
superficially similar, but their overall body shape is quite different. All aphids are small pear-shaped
insects with long legs and antennae. Most species have a pair of tubelike structures called cornicles
projecting outward from the hind end of the body. Cornicles on woolly apple aphid are very short. Burls
on tree limbs and the swollen nodular root galls produced by this aphid are unique as well.
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