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Tiny white insects? What are they?

Hello all,
 We have a problem in our fruit garden. There are masses of very tiny white dots and a sticky residue. The white dots appear to be insect but they are smaller than an aphid, I dont think they are white flies. They are at the limits of my sight, but I do not see wings, I think I see six legs and two horns. These insects are covering a plum tree, rasperry bushes, swtraweberries and blackberries. The area covers about 15ft square. Some backberries and some rasperries have distorted fruits- this might or mght not be the same thing. The best way to describe the fuits is that if you imagine a blackberry as having little purple/blue balls, then some of these balls turn white, in the case of the raspberries pink.

Any ideas anyone?  thanks.


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,873
    Can you take a photo,  I can’t imagine blue pink and purple balls that turn white. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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