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honeydew (GB)

Name (also Meltau) for the sticky and sugar-rich excrement, the various animal pests such as aphids. Vine mealybugs. Scale insects and cicadas on Scroll and berries of vines leave. This one insects contained in the absorbed sap sugar can not use them completely, they exude this as a sticky substance. Often, then, this deposit is populated by sooty mushrooms, which is the photosynthesis with special needs. Of certain ant species, the honeydew is highly sought after. If the substance gets into the crop, the wine taste may be affected. In the video clip (click to view) an aphid can be seen, which excretes or splatters off the honeydew. See also other pests below Vine enemies,

Honeydew - aphids with excretions on leaves

Honeydew - honeydew-strewn leaf

Honeydew: Ants milk from aphids honeydew

Aphid black: Af Amada44 - Eget arbejde, CC BY 4.0 , link
Aphid Pink: From FRANCO PATRIZIA on Pixabay
Page: Thomas Lohrer - Arbofux Diagnostic and fact database for woody plants
Ants milk aphids: From Jerzy Górecki on Pixabay

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