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What are these bugs on my Salix?

amymorg1amymorg1 Posts: 11
Hi. Could anyone help me to identify what these bugs are that are all over my Salic?  Are they pests or helpful? Should I be treating the Salix? Thank you. 
Amy 
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  • Ladybird pupae. Definitely friends!
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,304
    I think they're going to be ladybirds
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857
    Definitely immature ladybirds 🐞 💕 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Posts: 1,021
    Definitely ladybirds before they reach that stage they are long and thin. They apparently are most effective predators during the juvenile stage. 
    Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857
    Definitely ladybirds before they reach that stage they are long and thin. They apparently are most effective predators during the juvenile stage. 
    Like most adolescents they’re permanently hungry 😂 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Posts: 1,021
    I can vouch for that dove mine could eat as a competitive sport, then sleep through just about anything. Perhaps teenagers and bugs are somehow synchronized. 🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞
    Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857
    I suppose if we regarded sleeping teenagers as pupae in a chrysalis it might make that stage easier to tolerate while we wait for the butterfly we know is going to appear 🦋 
    🤣 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • amymorg1amymorg1 Posts: 11
    Thanks everyone! Very happy to know my gardens a nice home for the ladybirds!! 🐞
  • FireFire Posts: 18,947
    When is it that I am going to stopping eating for England and turn into a butterfly?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,857
    Fire said:
    When is it that I am going to stopping eating for England and turn into a butterfly?
    Is there such a thing as a Second Adolescence?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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