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The Pineapple gall adelgid is a type of conifer-feeding insect that forms pineapple-shaped plant galls on its host species, commonly Norway and Sitka spruce. The adelgids are pear-shaped, soft-bodied green insects with long antennae, closely related to the aphid. "Adelges" lays up to one hundred eggs at a time, one on each needle.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 13, 2022. Captured May 10, 2021 12:14 in 46 East St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm