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Native to Asia and western North America, this adelgid was first reported in eastern Virginia in the early 1950's. It feeds on both Eastern Hemlock and Carolina Hemlock in Virginia. Since then it has spread to most of the Appalachian region of the eastern United States, see map from U.S. Forest Service on following page.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
December 16, 2016