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 Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could help me identify these little bugs that are crawling all over the stems of my sambucus nigra?

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,461

    I think they are blackfly, especially as there is an ant there. Aphids, black and green are like cows for ants who milk them. Spray with soapy water. I don't know what they will do to sambucus, but they can ruin broad beans.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • I have the same things on my sambucus ingra!!! They look like Beatles!!!! 

  • There called sap Beatles. 

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Crikey No, but don't like the look of them . Will check mine tomorrow...YUK

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,461

     These are sap beetles below



    Sorry, I still think they are black fly aphids.


    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

    nothing else comes in clusters like that

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