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23/06/2013 at 12:51

We are just tidying up and cutting out some wild rose growth. On the back of the new(ish) leaves some pale yellow spikey balls have attached themselves. They range in diameter from 1-5mm.


Google can't seem to help, but I'm sure someone can identify the problem! Can email photo if required.

23/06/2013 at 13:06

google 'robin's pincushion'

23/06/2013 at 13:12

Sounds like it could be Robin's pincushion, which is a gall caused by a gall-wasp Diplopepis rosae. It will turn redder as the summer progresses.

23/06/2013 at 14:11

Many thanks, folks. We'll watch it develop.

23/07/2013 at 15:27

Thanks, Folks.

23/07/2013 at 16:59

Might be ladybird larvae!

23/07/2013 at 17:02

Ladybird Larvae are blck with white markings - at least the Brit ones are.

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