Small Wonders - fisherwr2

Individual beech blight aphid, Grylloprociphilus imbricator, showing the feathery structures attached to the abdomen. These are rapidly waved when danger is sensed. These aphids cluster in large numbers on stems of beech trees and it's quite a site when all of them are shaking their structures at the same time

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