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    Aphids?

    I've got what looks like aphid damage but I see no aphids. I battled with aphids two years ago and they were rather large and could not be missed. What I am seeing is small white specks, almost dustlike, over most of the damaged leaves. I can't tell whether this "dust" is moving or I'm staring at it for such a long period of time that I think it's moving.
    I know there are like 250 varieties of aphids but are they this microscopic?
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    mealybugs maybe? use a systemic insecticide
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    White specks are usually the cast off skins of aphids. You have aphid style damage, so you need to get out the insecticide.

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    If you have one, small plant, you may want to consider the water drwoning approach first, before applying a systemic pesticide. I've had 100% success with D. adelae, capensis, and spatulata - both with killing the aphids and plant recovery.

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    I've alreay hit it with an insecticide but I was just curious because with aphid damage I usually see the aphids... but I see nothing.
    Sturgeon's Law:
    "Nothing is always absolutely so".

    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102021

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