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Insect that attacks hemlock trees discovered in Schenectady

Hemlock needles have two white lines on the undersides. The hemlock woolly adelgid can be difficult to spot because of its tiny size, but the cottony egg mass is the main indication you should look for on needles, according to officials. An electron microscope image of the insect is shown inset. (DEC, USDA photos)
Hemlock needles have two white lines on the undersides. The hemlock woolly adelgid can be difficult to spot because of its tiny size, but the cottony egg mass is the main indication you should look for on needles, according to officials. An electron microscope image of the insect is shown inset. (DEC, USDA photos)
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An invasive insect that feeds on hemlock trees has been discovered in the city of Schenectady. The state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed today that on Aug. 20, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid was located at a private city home. It is the first discovery of the insect in Schenectady County. The tiny insect, which is from East Asia, attacks forest and ornamental hemlock trees. Damage from the pest leads to widespread hemlock decline, high levels ...


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roses
August 28, 2012
11:45 p.m.

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Dear God,another bug !! Just another reason for people not to transport wood or burn it !!! Does this Crap in this State never end ?? If they worried about the people that pay them more than Critters we might get someplace here !!!

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