Identification: Mystery bugs in our Maples... white fungus-like coating

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  1. rockandroller

    rockandroller Active Member 10 Years

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    So, yesterday my wife noticed what looked like white spray-paint on the lawn in our backyard. We have a big old Maple tree in the yard with trunk diameter about 44 inches.
    She went outside and discovered that it was a lot of curled maple leaves with some white stuff inside.
    The white stuff turned out to be clusters of small winged bugs (Thrips?) all coated in a sort of powdery/fungus-like stuff. They were all alive and sort of struggling to get free - was it some kind of egg-casing material? Bugs were 1-3 mm in size...

    here is a YouTube link to a very short phone video (six seconds)
    https://youtube.com/shorts/BWVmUQQ4Ysk?feature=share4

    Attached is a photo, my wife probably has better pics on her Camera (my Pixel 7 doesn't have macro capabilities like her Samsung does)
     

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