Fruiting Tree and Shrub Pests

Insects

Spotted Wing Drosphila

Spotted Wing Drosphila

Spotted-wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii - Management in Home Plantings   Spotted–wing drosophila is a small fly that develops in many kinds of fruits. It is particularly damaging to ...
Pear Sawfly

Pear Sawfly

Pear Sawfly Description All wasps undergo complete metamorphosis, meaning they have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, adult. Damage to the tree is caused by larvae as they feed on leaf ...
Peachtree Borer

Peachtree Borer

Peachtree Borer, Synanthedon exitiosa Order: LepidopteraFamily: Sesiidae Description The peachtree borer is a clearwing moth that visually mimics the pepsid wasp to ward off predators. There is ...
Peach Twig Borer

Peach Twig Borer

Peach Twig Borer, Anarsia lineatella Order: Lepidoptera Family: Gelechiidae Description Moths of the peach twig borer measure approximately 7.5-13 mm (0.3-0.5 inches) and have forewings ...
Lesser Peachtree Borer

Lesser Peachtree Borer

Lesser Peachtree Borer, Synanthedon pictipes Order: Lepidoptera Family: Sesiidae Description Adult males and females resemble wasps and are similar in appearance. Lesser peachtree borer moths ...
Leaf Blister Mites

Leaf Blister Mites

Leaf Blister Mites Order: Acari Family: Eriophyidae Description Like all eriophyid mites, adult leaf blister mites have cylindrical bodies that taper at both the head and rear. They have two ...
Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica Japanese beetles have been one of the key insect pests of both turfgrass and landscape plants in the eastern US and now in the Western U.S. These beetles ...
Flatheaded Appletree Borer

Flatheaded Appletree Borer

Flatheaded Appletree Borer Description and Life Cycle All beetles undergo complete metamorphosis, meaning they have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, adult. In the spring a single adult ...
Codling Moth

Codling Moth

Codling Moth: Control in Home Plantings   Codling moth is an important insect pest of apples and pears in North America. The cream-colored larvae of this moth tunnel into fruit.   Order: ...
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys   Description Adults of brown marmorated stink bug are 14-17 mm (0.5-0.75 inches) long. Key identifying features include two white bands on each of ...

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