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Eucalyptus Attack

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Offline lenox

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« on: July 03, 2010, 10:03 AM »
The leaves on one of the four different types of eucalyptus trees we have here in Almería have got small white 'salty' looking mounds on them this year. About thirty trees are affected. Google suggests an Australian pest called 'red gum lerp psyllid' - seems a bit far from home? The only cure being a small aussie wasp. Could it be something a bit less dramatic?
They look something like this: cisr.ucr.edu/images/red_gun_lerp_psyllid_02.jpg

Offline Jesus Contreras

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 19:57 PM »
Hello, Lenox

Sorry to be late with this.

My collegue Miguel Angel G. de Dios, forestry plagues expert based in Almería says:

"No veo bien la foto, pero es muy probable que se trate de Glycaspis brimblecombei, una plaga introducida en España en tiempos recientes y localizada en Almería por mi en 2008 si no me equivoco."

Hope it can help.

From Almería

Jesús Contreras
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Offline lenox

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 08:41 AM »
Hi Jesús - thanks. I noticed that some eucalyptus on the side of the road outside Turre also had a heavy infestation. I'll see what the local vivero has to say.
Un saludo, lenox