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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Cuckoo spit

Cuckoo spit

 - (Pests and Diseases)
Cuckoo spit - Bonsai Pests and Diseases Bonsai Care
Cuckoo spit is a white frothy substance secreted by the immature nymphs of a sap-sucking insect known as a froghopper. The larvae of this insect lodge in spit-like masses on leaves and shoots and feed off the plant sap, weakening and eventually killing the affected area. The "spit" can be removed by wiping with a damp cloth or spraying with clean water. Image shown by kind permission of RHS/Wilf Halliday.  WWW Link for Cuckoo spit  

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