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Black spots on Mule palm frond.

Desert Badger

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This picture is of a new frond on a mule palm. The palm was hit hard by this past winter’s freeze but the fronds that survived and the new frond is growing.  But the new frond from the heart is very droopy and has black spots (see picture) that wipe off. There also were a number of ladybugs (what I call them) inside the frond as well. 
So, are the black spots a fungus or mold? Caused by an insect? If so use a neem oil or similar? Or nothing to be concerned about as it is growing. 
Thank you for your insight ahead of time!


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some sort of eggs maybe


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Could be aphid eggs, im not sure, try to remove them and or use a insect killing thing.

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