Posted: 31/05/2012 at 13:17
They don't have wings so ulness they're another stage in the white fly life cycle I don't think so - and they've been in the same state for months.
I do have white fly on my lupins (which the sparrows are enjoying immensly ) so maybe they are connected. I've also had them on certain seedlings in the greenhouse and they make the leaves curl up and the plant stunted - I picked the top surface off and some have recovered enough to plant out - but I definitely didn't use old compost anywhere near them.
Will try the boiling water idea to start with and disinfect the bin when I turn the compost