Funky White Bugs

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  1. Barbwire

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    Does anyone know what kind of bugs these are?

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    There were on some branches on a few different trees in the forest. At first glance, they just looked like a white fungus of some sort, but once you got up close you could see they were actually moving.

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    Pretty weird looking...almost looks like someone sprinkeled powdered sugar on there...
     
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    Just don't get them in your pine cones:lol:lol:lol
     
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    White Aphids, from my experience. They'll probably just stay in the wooded area. If they do get on any of your desirable trees & ornamentals you can try spraying the plant with a solution of soapy water.
     
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    Yep, I found them online and they are wooly aphids.

    They were on trees in a park I rode my horse at, but I've never seen them anywhere around here.
     
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    They're cool lookin'.
     
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    Yeah, I thought they were cool, too, and also a bit creepy. See, the trail we were on hadn't been cleared for horseback riding. There were tree branches on all sides and we had to duck under quite a few as we made our way down the trail.

    Once we saw the first batch of creepy crawlies, I dropped back to be last in line. I sure as hell didn't want to be the one to take a facefull of aphids. :lol