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my salix integra as
developed white sap like blobs



Could be woolly aphid or if the blobs are like froth then Cuckoo spit. Either way wipe them off with a soapy brush.

28 May, 2010


Cuckoo spit? Is that another name for spittle bugs, Owdboggy?

28 May, 2010


Possibly! They are aphid like sap suckers which protect themselves from dehydration and predation with a covering of froth.

29 May, 2010


That's what they are then! I've got to remember that, though we don't have cuckoos here--except the odd assortment in the local park. ; )

29 May, 2010


Called that because the insect appears at about the same time as the cuckoo arrives from Africa.

29 May, 2010


Ah! Thank you!

29 May, 2010

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