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Unlike most aphids which are active during the spring and summer, the green spruce aphid is most active during the winter. It can cause needle drop on spruce trees (Picea species).
Green spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum) on Spruce (Picea pungens). Credit: RHS/Entomology.
Green spruce aphid is a sap-sucking insect that infests spruce trees (Picea species) causing needle drop.
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