a.k.a. “Wooly” Aphids
Little white fuzzy things are on the stems of Hostas, sunflowers, asters, and raspberries. We have seen the nymphs of a flatid planthopper. In some years they are very hard to find. They cause little damage but can show up in enough numbers that they capture you attention. We also find related “wooly” aphids on some plants. No need to treat unless the plants start to wilt, yellow or show signs of stunted growth. They will soon transform into adults.This article was posted in Tree Insects.