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Pine spittlebugs
Aphrophora parallela

  • White foamy mass on twigs and needles
  • Small (up to ¼ inch), black and pale yellow nymphs on underside of needles
  • Light infestations generally do not cause noticeable symptom
  • Moderate to severe feeding can cause needle yellowing, shoot flagging and twig dieback
  • Prefers Scots, Austrian and eastern white pine
  • More information on Pine spittlebug

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