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Eggs found under sumac tree leaves

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    I've noticed that my three year old sumac tree had some wilting yellow leaves, and some leaves that had curled. Previously the sumac has always been very healthy and hardy, so I was surprised and went in for a closer look.

    The attached pictures show what I found, and what I am hoping you can help me to identify. There is definitely some sort of pest infestation, with brown/orange colored eggs. I also noticed some tiny flies with long wings flat to their backs, but I'm not sure if they are related to all of the eggs.

    I've googled quite a bit this evening, but haven't found anything that really matches what I saw. Hope someone can help!
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    Last edited by acreemer; 08-03-2009, 04:13 PM.

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    Those are aphids. There are many different types, so I don't know which one. The winged ones are just another life stage of the smaller ones. Insecticidal soap should help.


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      Eggs found under sumac tree leaves

      I also have aphids in sumacs, but they are in galls attached to the underside of the fronds. Apparently they are Melaphis rhois. Wondering what I should do about them.

      Last edited by bevrobin; 09-21-2009, 02:29 PM. Reason: picture not appearing