Insect and Bug ID forum→Bush completely covered with green insects and goop

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Jun 3, 2021 5:54 AM CST
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Currently renting and have no idea what type of bush this is, but it's absolutely covered in this tiny green insects and we're worried we're going to be swarmed in the next week or two! We've been dealing with gooseberry sawfly on our bush in the back garden for the past 4 years and finally getting it under control - these can't be the same pests, right? They look very similar and are leaving the same goop that the sawfly do, but these bushes definitely aren't gooseberries! Any help much appreciated. I tried to get a close shot but this is the closest my phone camera will go - will whip out the SLR if needs be, though Smiling
Name: Sue
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Jun 3, 2021 6:24 AM CST
A closer shot would definitely help, you could try getting some of the insects onto a sheet of white printer paper so that the phone will focus on them and not the plant.

My current guess would be aphids but they wouldn't look like sawflies.

Jun 3, 2021 6:45 AM CST
You're right, that's where I've seen them! Not my gooseberry bush - they're almost identical to the green aphids I found on my chilli plants last year. Right, ladybirds it is - thanks!

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