Froghopper / Cuckoo spit ?
stroud glos, United Kingdom
Firstly, I would provide a picture but I can't download onto my computer at the moment ( marvelous when they're working ! ).
I have a small Acer and have done for about 10 years and it is the first time I have seen this. I rotated the tree ( in a pot ) 180 degrees so the back side of the plant would benifit from the sun as it was becoming a bit one sided. To discover about 6 oval ,raised, white ( the only way I can desribe really ) white pedestalls / pillars about 3- 4 mm high with with I think a froghopper at the top. Brown in colour, lines running from side to side on it's lower back and very still ( or dead ). What is intesting is that they are all on the oldest wood ( and being at the back the coolest ) Does any one have any idea please ? Don't be shy.
- 2 Jun, 2009