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sticky substance on maple leaves

What is the sticky substance that the maple leaves are covered in? It’s on my car so I have to wash it frequently. We’ve lived in Bracebridge for 24 years and this hasn’t happened before.


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#1 Comment By shelley On 08/01/2015 @ 11:17 pm

The sticky substance is probably honeydew secreted by either aphids or scale. Here are some articles that discuss both:

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