Invasive SpeciesHemlock wooly adelgid

Adelges tsugae
FOUND by lseaver
2017-06-19
Old Orchard Beach
ID Questioned
Quality checked by period 2
Peer reviewed by period 2
Field Notes
We crossed a bridge and passed a lot of poison ivy to get here. Some of us were happy because we think we found sap instead of adelgid. Some of us were happy to prove our scientific skills by possibly finding the adelgid, but unhappy at the same time because its bad for the environment. A problem we ran into is that mosquitoes were eating us alive. We see trees, hear birds, and smell the outdoors.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
If you look in the top right hand corner you will see little scaly like bugs and there are some white eggs around the bug like figure.
Photo of my evidence.
We aren't POSITIVE that this is HWA because on the species card the eggs seemed more orange, and a lot of ours seem yellowish and smaller (under the microscope). What do you think?
Photo of my evidence.
Near the pointer you can see little black and white specks. Are these the adelgid and its eggs?
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Adelges tsugae
Common name:
Hemlock wooly adelgid
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.513834 °
Longitude: 
W -70.395686 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Jameson Woods
Trip date: 
Mon, 2017-06-19 10:45
Town or city: 
Old Orchard Beach
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot

Comments

The texture of the material in the microscope shot (top) is not quite right for Adelges tsugae. The photo of the twig section from afar looks like a spider-constructed shelter. And I've been told the black spot on the needle is a fungal structure. The off-white granules are pollen.

Oh wow! Those are great microscope shots. I am really curious to hear what the species expert thinks. Great work.