Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Hemiptera > Adelgoidea > Adelgidae > Adelges > Adelges piceae

Adelges piceae (balsam woolly adelgid)

Synonyms: Chermes piceae

Wikipedia Abstract

Balsam woolly adelgids (Adelges piceae) are small wingless insects that infest and kill firs, especially balsam fir and Fraser fir. They are an invasive species from Europe introduced to the United States around 1900.
View Wikipedia Record: Adelges piceae


Prey / Diet

Abies alba (silver fir)[1]
Abies amabilis (Pacific silver fir)[1]
Abies balsamea[1]
Abies lasiocarpa (Subalpine fir)[1]
Abies nordmanniana (Caucasian fir)[1]
Abies procera (noble fir)[1]
Pinus montezumae var. montezumae (Lowland fir)[1]


Laricobius erichsoni[2]


Parasite of 
Abies balsamea (Canadian fir)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access