This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Carver Ranches, Florida Divernon, Illinois Hamlin, Kansas East Kingston, New York Asheville, North Carolina Bryson City, North Carolina Canton, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Municipality Of Murrysville, Pennsylvania Miller's Cove, Texas Hallieford, Virginia Harshaw, Wisconsin
I found these aphids in Bryson City, NC, at the Deep Creek national park. No one knew what they were, so I have researched them. I thought they were duck down feathers floating around until one lighted on my arm. They are very interesting and I have a couple of pictures myself.
On Sep 10, 2009, Nature_Phtgrphr from Canton, OH wrote:
One day when I was walking through the woods on a hiking trail in Ohio,I saw hundreds of these little fellas covering a low tree branch.(I have pictures of them.)When I touched them,they would wiggle back and forth but they did not fly off.I have seen them flying as well.I used to call them fuzz bugs until I looked on the internet one day.But the name I saw for them was Beech Blight Aphid and they are identical to the picture that you have posted.So,are these called Woolly Aphids or Beech Blight Aphids? And what is the difference between a Woolly Aphid and a Beech Blight Aphid?