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Bugs

Bugs


Postby ancancha » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:25 pm

Anyone know what these are ?
They are particularly fond of inhabiting the soft new growth on my Eucalyptus trees here in Ireland
They are tiny, perhaps 2 to 3mm long max

Aphid 1.jpg


Aphid 2.jpg


Aphid 3.jpg


Aphid 10.jpg
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Re: Bugs

Postby CharlesT » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:02 pm

Quite probably the blue gum psyllid (Ctenarytaina eucalyptii).
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Re: Bugs

Postby ancancha » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Thanks Charles
Much appreciated :clap:
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