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11/06/2014 at 21:11

There is tiny bits of white sticky stuff appeared on the leaves on an acer.  It seems to have a maggot type thing underneath.  What is it please?  Will Provado help remove it?  Many thanks, Mags 

11/06/2014 at 21:16

Are they wool aphids? If so provado will do the job.

11/06/2014 at 21:21

Is wooly aphid sticky?  This stuff is.   Mags 

11/06/2014 at 21:23

Hi S

Google Wooly aphids on acers and horse chestnut scale, to see if any applies

11/06/2014 at 21:23

And what is under the white sticky stuff isn't an aphid - more like a small maggot with a brown head.  Sorry, I can't supply a photo.  Mags 

11/06/2014 at 21:25

Yes as I remember it's a waxy type of sticky.

11/06/2014 at 21:32

Yes, I googled and  found a couple of pics that look like my problem.  Interesting to see that the bonsai acers at Kew Gdn have the same problem!  Thanks very much, Mags 

11/06/2014 at 21:39

What was the problem Staffmags

12/06/2014 at 19:30

Wooly aphid I think.  Anyway, the Provado seems to have done the trick as there is very little of the pest visible today.  Thanks for everyones help.  Mags

12/06/2014 at 19:39

My favoured choice of aphid killing

12/06/2014 at 20:08

Just take a few minutes to consider before you spray.

You'll be killing more than a few aphids. Is your need for a pristine leaf enough to warrant the use of a systemic insecticde. 

Check out what Provado does and what it kills

 

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