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They look like spittlebugs. They produce a bubbly spit-like substance around themselves for protection from heat, predators, etc. Your reply to me question seems to confirm this. Apparently, they can be plant-sucking pests, but I've only seen them on rare occasions in small numbers before (mostly in my childhood on giant garden weeds), and the plants didn't ...


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Try persimmon or Texas persimmon ; diospyros. They have fruit that looks like photo and holds until late summer and fall with little predation by insects or birds. Leaves also look right. The TX variety is listed as shrub up to 40 ft. Bark with deep fissures that tend to make a checkered pattern ( characteristic pattern). Personally the fruit is very ...


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