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The Waxy willow aphid (Plocamaphis flocculosa) is a fairly large species of aphid (3.1-5.1mm) that lives unattended by ants on various species of Salix in North-West and North Europe and North America. It does not switch hosts, so the entire cycle can be completed on the same tree.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 22, 2019.