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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Sticky foamy deposits Reply with quote

Hi everyone. Hope you are enjoying the gorgoeus weekend in Ireland.

I dont know if this is neccessarily a "pest" but does anyone know what is leaving small foamy deposits about 15cm to 20cm (and lower on a few occasions) on a wide variety of leaves and grasses. I presume its some type of egg or is something to do with something's reproductive process. Is it a good guy or a bad guy? Its slightly sticky to the touch and washes off with a light hosing but I try and root for the beneficial bugs (excuse the pun) in my garden and want to try and leave it if it doesnt do damage.

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cuckoo spit, harmless enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks James, I've just been out in tunnel and several foamy bits on my strawberries, was just about to post question. Curiousity got the better of me and I had to investigate one piece and found a little green fella - if they are relatively harmless then I'll leave them be - I Ilike their name its fitting
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