Wednesday, 10 May 2017

What's this white stuff on my bonsai tree?


This is what I found on one of my little trees today. It's about a centimetre long with a spongy texture.

Close-up

I've a confession to make. I already know the answer to my question, but I'm curious to see how many people can identify this "stuff" and what they'd do if they came across something like this on one of their trees.

All will be revealed in a few days time.


2 comments so far. I hope you'll join the discussion.

  1. Noo! I can't bear the suspense haha. Is it a lady bug egg or cocoon or something? I found some what I think are lady bug cocoons on one of my trees for the first time this year and I suspect and the shape of your mystery thing vaguely makes me think of the lady bug larva.

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    1. It's not a ladybug cocoon, but you're close. I'm not ready to publish my next post yet (still need to sort out the photos) but the answer is in this video: https://youtu.be/l8UWI_q60Ic

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