Need help Identifying this pest

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  1. Jman

    Jman Active Member

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    I feel like I've seen this before but for the life of me i cannot remember what it is. It is feeding on a white pine that's about 25' tall. It has left sunken areas on the branches and the needles are thinning. Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. jed1124

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    Bark Lice?
     
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    Pine aphid. They start to congregate this time of year to keep warm and mate.
     

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    Never ran across those before but I've seen the eggs along the needles. Acording to your sheet they don't seem to be much of a problem. Good stuff.
     
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    Awesome, I thought I knew that body type from somewhere. I had an email out to the extension and a master gardener identified it as a weevil. Which it clearly is not, that's an easy one because of the mouth part.
     
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